Foundation Grants Fund Enrichment Activities for Deaf Children
Breyer Foundation has provided two grants for local deaf children to join together and enjoy trips out that support their learning in an exciting way.
With the current grant, this year (during the summer term) 43 children from across 3 primary schools with Provisions for Deaf children learnt to conquer their fears and scale new heights as part of an exciting trip to rock-climbing centre, Rock Up.
More recently, 10 children from Hacton Primary School’s Provision for Deaf children visited Barleylands, with a view to helping with their literacy work. During the trip, the children took part in a hands-on reptile workshop and a farm tour. They learnt interesting facts about the animals and wrote a factual report on a chosen reptile.
Foundation part-funded the Barleylands trip and covered the full cost of the Rock Up outing, bringing joy to a number of deaf children and enabling them to try new experiences that genuinely enriched their lives.
Mrs Helen Norford, Head of the Provision for Hearing Impaired Children at Hacton Primary School, commented:
“We are extremely grateful to Breyer Foundation for their funding, which has helped to make these trips possible. Deafness can be extremely isolating, with many children only meeting a small number of other Deaf children. In addition, ensuring that learning is tactile and visual is important to Deaf children’s development and much more valuable outside of the school environment. These experiences have been a big difference to children’s confidence and given them experiences that they can not only enjoy but also use to expand their vocabulary and understanding of the world around them. Without this funding we could not get together with other schools and make new friends.”