MFL Challenge Day – Year 8

To celebrate the International Week of the Deaf, an annual event held during the last week of September, we challenged our year 8 students to be able to hold a conversation using British Sign Language.

Not only did they excel at the challenge, many of the students went on to work in their groups and prepare a short presentation in Sign Language on other topics they had researched, such as numbers, colours, pets, weather terms.

“The 2 lessons of sign language were quite challenging.  I know how to hold a conversation and all of the alphabet, and would love to do sign language again.”  (Kennedy)


“My cousin is deaf, so it was interesting to learn how he speaks every day. 

I enjoyed learning the alphabet.”  (Amy)


“I learnt the alphabet and numbers up to 20.  I now know them off by heart.” (Ashley)