Should Hearing Children Learn Sign Language in School?
Deaf children at Blanche Nevile School in north London are helping their hearing peers learn British sign language (BSL), the BBC reports.
Their school, a specialty school for deaf kids, shares a site with Highgate Primary School, and the schools work together so that deaf and hearing children can learn alongside each other.
Now an online petition aims to make this the norm in the UK, requiring all kids to learn sign language. The petition was set up by producer Wayne Barrow, who grew up with deaf parents.
"I feel so passionate about this - growing up with deaf parents, I have seen the struggles and barriers of communication between them and other people," Barrow told the BBC.
"If we can teach kids some of the basic signs, such as directions, money et cetera, it would make a big impact on a deaf person's life."
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