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Online Family Events

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Join us at our Family Events for information, activities and fun

Our free, online Family Events will cover a range of different topics and activities. Our experts will be on hand to answer your questions and make sure that everyone has a good time. You’ll meet other families and have a chance to chat too.

Who these events are for

These events are for deaf children aged 16 and under and their families. Each event lists the age of children it is best suited to.

By family we mean one or more parents, carers, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins...the list goes on! 

Please note that our events are open to National Deaf Children’s Society members only. If you're not a member yet, you can sign up for free online.

Upcoming online events

A chance for you and your child to try out yoga from the comfort of home

Ever wanted to give yoga a go? It is a type of relaxing exercise where you focus on your breathing and moving your body in different ways. We'll be led by yoga teacher Rachel Wilson from Everybody Yoga! They will help you and your sibling, parents, carers to get involved and switch off your busy brain after a hard day at school!

Who this event is recommended for

Deaf young people aged 8 to 14 and their families.

When and where

  • Thursday 3 February 
  • 5pm to 6.15pm
  • on Zoom.
Our expert, Rachel Wilson from Everybody Yoga

Much of Rachel's career has been focussed on ensuring accessibility. This has continued in her yoga teaching. Rachel believes that: "Yoga is for everybody, and every body!"

Rached started her career as a support worker for people with learning disabilities. Since then, she has gone on to support people with a range of disabilities, illness, life-shortening health conditions and during palliative care.

Pancake Day Cooking Class with a Professional Chef

Come and join us on Pancake Day to create unusual and original pancakes. A guest chef will lead this family-friendly session. It is the perfect opportunity to come together and have fun.

Once you have registered, we'll send you a list of all the ingredients and equipment you need. If you need help with cost please let us know.

Who this event is recommended for

Deaf young people aged 8 to 14 and their families.

When and where

  • Tuesday 1 March 
  • 5.30pm to 6.30pm 
  • on Zoom.

How to Choose School Subjects and Start Thinking About Careers

Does your child need help choosing their subjects at school or are they thinking ahead to when they will? There might be a certain career you wish to pursue or perhaps you feel you have been put off a subject because of your deafness. We will be joined by speakers who will share their experiences and how they overcame challenges. There will be time for sharing concerns, queries and questions with our Teacher of the Deaf, Emma Fraser, and our Advice and Guidance Officers.

Who this event is recommended for

Deaf young people aged 8 to 14 and their families.

When and where

  • Monday 14 March 
  • 7pm to 8pm 
  • on Zoom.
Our expert, Emma Fraser, Teacher of the Deaf

Emma has worked in education for over 20 years as a teacher, SENCO, and Teacher of the Deaf. Her work at the National Deaf Children’s Society is to provide support, resources, training and advice to the families of deaf children, the professionals working with them and decision makers. She is always exploring different ways in which deaf children can learn and be successful in education. Emma has two teenage children currently learning at home.

Read Emma's top tips for learning at home with your child.

How to Feel Calmer: A Mindfulness Workshop for You and Your Family

What is Mindfulness? You might consider it winding down time, focusing your attention on an activity that allows you to clear your mind of thoughts, especially after a long day at school.

Mindfulness is a coping skill that helps you relax, reduce stress and anxiety, and feel better about yourself and the world around you.

This session will guide you through different ways to practise Mindfulness, and find a technique that works for you.

Who this event is recommended for

Deaf young people aged 8 to 14 and their families.

When and where

  • Saturday 26 March 
  • 11am -12pm for 8 to 11 year olds
  • 11.30am -12.30pm for 11 to 14 year olds
  • on Zoom.

More information: what you will need to take part

  • As long as you have access to any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection, then you'll be able to access our online events. 
  • When you sign up, we will email you everything you need to know. 
  • You're also welcome to view our video and written guide to joining on Zoom.
  • If you'd like to take part but don't have access to the internet or the right technology, take a look at our tips on how you can get online.

Communication support

We will have spoken English, closed captioning and British Sign Language interpreters at these events.