On Wednesday 18th April, we had a very busy day in school. The NDCS (National Deaf Children Society) visited High Spen with their big purple bus, which was called the ‘Listening Bus.’
Children from year one up to year six were able to have some time on the bus and learn about deafness. Some children wore hearing aids and were able to experience how it felt to be deaf. I think everybody enjoyed their time on the bus and had a great time!
Susan and Topsy also visited that day. Susan is deaf and has a hearing dog called Topsy. Topsy helps Susan with some things that may be difficult. For example, Topsy wakes Susan up in the morning because Susan can not hear her alarm clock. Topsy enjoyed the attention and had lots of cuddles! She is a very clever dog.
We would like to say a bigh thank you to the NDCS and also to Susan, who gave up a day of work to come and visit our school.