Should sign language be compulsory in schools?
Jade Kilduff was on Good Morning Britain today, raising awareness for the campaign for basic sign language to be taught in schools across the UK.
Jade creates music videos with her four-year-old brother who has Cerebral Palsy and other diagnoses. She has been teaching him Makaton to help him communicate and they’ve been creating and sharing music videos on their YouTube channel Sign along with us.
Despite Makaton being a fantastic language programme that helps to support and promote the development of communication skills and BSL being a recognised official language in the UK since 2003, there are no plans to make any form of sign language or visual language programme compulsory on the curriculum.
With a second language being compulsory in mainstream education, do you think sign language should be an option, or even compulsory in all schools?
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