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Chris_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 689 Pioneering

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). 


  • mossycow
    mossycow Member Posts: 485 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! 
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,674 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
  • MDonoghue
    MDonoghue 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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