Wed. Oct 5th, 2022

A Paisley duo has started classes back up in the hope that more people will get involved and learn the important skill of British Sign Language (BSL).

The sessions are run by deaf BSL tutor Graham Dowe and communication support worker David O’Rorke.

Those who have joined the lessons are already enjoying the classes and learning how to sign for family members.

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Wendy Smith has been attending the beginner classes as she feels that being able to communicate with deaf children will make it easier for them to progress in school.

Wendy, from Glenburn in Paisley, said: “Personally speaking, I work in a primary school and I know that it can support a lot of young people in school.”

Alice Drennan works on a mobile children’s library bus and believes being able to sign to children is an important skill to have.

Alice, also from Glenburn, said: “I always thought it would be good to help children who need a little more support. I used to work as a support worker for adults with learning disabilities, so I can get a chance to expand on that knowledge.”

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