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Chris_AlumniChris_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 695 Pioneering
edited June 2017 in News and opportunities

Do you think British Sign Language (BSL) should be taught in schools? The National Deaf Children’s Society currently needs as many young people as possible to tell them what they think in this short online survey.

The NDCS will share the results during the British Deaf Association’s Sign Language Week (March 13–19 2017). 


  • mossycowmossycow Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    I'm won't do the survey.  But as a teacher I think BSL should be at least available to staff, pupils and parents in school.... But I just don't know how you could fit it in!  

    I think you'd need a specialist going round classes like with other mfl or music etc....  Which may challenge some schools. 

    But as it's another national language,  like English,  Welsh and Gaelic,  yes,  it should definitely be easier to access! 

    "I'm trying to live like a random poem I read that ended 'to bloom where we are planted"

  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    This survey ends on Sunday so if anyone could fill it in that would be great, or if you can share it. 

    Many Thanks
    Senior online community officer
  • MDonoghueMDonoghue Member Posts: 11 Connected
    It's no big deal, start using sign language in schools. Sign language used in conjunction with spoken language. ( people learn surprisingly quickly )

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