Signing expression of faith in Brancaster
7 February 2019
Inspired by a recent article about Deaf Church in The Magazine, Catherine Golding, a teacher from a Church of England School in North Norfolk got in touch to share their story.
We thought it would be lovely to get in touch with you and let you know how our school works to be inclusive for all. We work very closely with the Norfolk Virtual School for Sensory Impairment and one of our children was lucky enough to visit a school in Norwich where she worked alongside a group of hearing-impaired adults and children and learnt to sign.
Since then she stood up at our packed Federation Carol Service at Docking Church and at our service for the Revd Susan Bowden-Pickstock at Brancaster Church and signed for Away in a Manger.
We were then lucky enough that before she left, Revd Susan came in to teach the whole school the signing for The Lords Prayer. The children have really enjoyed this, they soon picked it up and we are now signing it daily in school. The children are really interested in sign language and we are looking at what other experiences we can give them. We thought others may be interested as to how our opportunities so far have been linked to the Church.