Havering pupils create Youtube video to promote Deaf Awareness Week

PUBLISHED: 14:32 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:33 09 May 2016

Pupils from Sanders School, in Hornchurch, made a video about deaf awareness.

Pupils from Sanders School, in Hornchurch, made a video about deaf awareness.


In support of Deaf Awareness Week, Year 10 media pupils and staff created a fun Youtube music video to show peers they care.

Members of Sanders School, Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, signed the song “Good Morning” made famous in the 1952 musical hit Singin’ in the Rain, featuring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

The aim was to promote sign language and give people a better understanding of communicating with hearing impaired people during the special week between May 2 to 8.

Assistant head teacher and governor Julie Hewston said: ““The Hearing Impaired Unit (HIU) here at Sanders is the only senior school provision in Havering for hearing impaired students.

“We work very closely together to support our students and allow them to access the school and national curriculum in every way.

“Our aim at Sanders is to nurture and develop our students from Year 7 up to Year 11 so they leave as independent, well-rounded and positive young people ready for the future ahead of them.”

There are four levels of hearing loss - mild, moderate, severe and profound deafness.

Half of deaf children are born deaf and the other half become deaf during childhood with four babies born with the impairment every day.

Ms Hewston added: “The year 10 media students worked hard to make the video and had great fun in filming the staff and students.”

To see the video click here.

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