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Get Informed

Online workshops for deaf children aged 8 - 14

Photo: Get Informed workshops are full of helpful info for deaf children.

We believe that deaf children are amazing and can do anything. We also know that access to great information is vital to support them along the way.

That’s why we are running these 'Get Informed' workshops for children aged 8 - 14. We'll cover helpful topics such as starting secondary school, using technology, and managing feelings.

Upcoming online workshops

Get Informed: Technology

- Fully booked -

Saturday 24 April, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Recommended for deaf children aged 8-11.

We’re hosting an online workshop for children who would like to learn more about the technology that can help them in everyday life. We will explore how tech can help them access sounds such as music, gaming, TV and mobile phones. We will also explore how technology can help at school and to promote independence.

11 am – Welcome! Meet your hosts and everyone taking part.
11.15 am – We'll play a fun game to break the ice!
11.30 am – Let’s 'Get Informed' about technology.
12.30 pm – Time to say goodbye.

Get Informed: Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Thursday 6 May, 5 - 6.30 pm
Recommended for deaf children aged 8-11.

This workshop is designed to promote the positive emotional health and wellbeing of deaf children. Through creative and fun activities we will share ideas to manage our emotions and stay healthy.

5 pm – Welcome! Meet your hosts and everyone taking part.
5.15 pm – We'll play a fun game to break to ice!
5.30 pm – Let’s 'Get Informed' about emotional health and wellbeing.
6.30 pm – Time to say goodbye.

Get Informed: Starting Secondary School

This workshop is taking place on two dates:

Tuesday 18 May, 5 pm - 6.30 pm
Thursday 3 June, 6 pm - 7.30 pm

Recommended for deaf children leaving primary school and starting secondary school this year.

These workshops will bring together deaf children getting ready to move from primary school to secondary school. We will share information on what to expect and the support available:

  • Welcome! Meet your hosts and everyone taking part.
  • We'll play a fun game to break to ice!
  • Let’s 'Get Informed' about starting secondary school.
  • Time to say goodbye.

There will also be an opportunity for deaf children to chat to others going through the same transition.

More information - what your child will need to join us

These workshops will be on Zoom. As long as your child has access to a computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection, they will be able to take part.

Once your child's place is confirmed, we’ll send out all the information they need to join us.

Communication support

Closed captioning and British Sign Language interpreters will be available.

Meet your hosts

Amy and Siobhan from our Enablement team will be on hand at our workshops to answer your questions.

Amy New, Young Enablement Officer

Amy has been working with young people for over ten years. You might have seen her before at one of our creative writing or illustration events. She can’t wait to join you at the exciting new events we have coming up!

Siobhan Kewley, Enablement Manager

Siobhan has been working with young people for over 10 years and has been at the National Deaf Children’s Society for 5 years. Siobhan manages online events for deaf young people aged 8-14 and their families. She is passionate about ensuring events are safe, inclusive, empowering, informative and fun!

Got a topic you'd like us to cover?

If there is a topic that you or your child would like us to cover, we'd love to know about it! Please send any ideas or questions to [email protected].