Items filtered by date: April 2016

A cash boost of £10,000 from Children in Need has brought good News to  The Doncaster Deaf Trust, where children are to benefit from a brand new sensory room.

The money means  means the new room can be built, to help children who have difficulty with communication on many different levels. Equipment to stimulate and calm within the room will include fibre optics, cushioned flooring, bubble tubes, light projectors and touch with sound equipment. New and positive experiences aids improvements in communication.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 00:00

Ordination of Tracey Raistrick

Rev Dr Tracey Raistrick will be ordained Priest at Bradford Cathedral on Saturday June 25th at 3.00 pm 

Tracey was ordained Deacon in July 2015 at Ripon Cathedral  and is assistant curate at St. Mark’s, Utley and Keighley shared Church. She trained for ordination at Mirfield and  has three grown-up daughters and three grandsons.  She loves walking with her two spaniels on the moors and reading.  

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 00:00

DEX Comedy Workshops with John Smith

On Saturday 2nd April , John Smith came to our region to lead ta a workshop for DEX  youngsters on the topic of Deaf Culture and Deaf Comedy. 12 deaf young people came to watch him sign.
John explained on how deaf culture evolved through the years with Deaf schools closing down and more deaf people going to mainstream schools. Further, more deaf people having cochlear implants.  
Later, the deaf young participants signed of their experiences at mainstream schools and told of funny moments happening during their school times.

In the afternoon, John introduced Deaf comedy and he drew his inspirations from Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Tommy Copper and Benny Hill among others. He distinguished different comedy types such as black humour, slapstick and so on. 
Four deaf young people had a go as budding comedians with John watching. We all cheered the four on!
At the end, John Smith did comedy sketches with his old hearing aid and he had us all laughing with tears in our eyes! We all giggled and marvelled at his visual comedy skills.
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