PDDCS Toddler Group Autumn Term 2014
PDDCS News Thursday 2nd October Thursday 16th October Thursday 30th October Thursday 13th November Thursday 27th NovemberThursday 11th December TBC Toddler Group trip Toddler Group is run by parent Kelda Chambers. The group is aimed at pre-school children and held at the Jigsaw Centre in Orton Malborne, Peterborough (click for a map)...
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PDDCS Weekly Sporting Activities
PDDCS News With support from local sporting groups and Living Sport, PDDCS continue to deliver access to range of deaf friendly sporting activities each week for children with any level of hearing loss..To check dates go to the PDDCS events page here PDDCS Sport Activity Poster by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Sat, Sep 27 2014
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2014-15 Deaf Kids football Details **New Sessions for ages...
PDDCS News Deaf Friendly Football, in association with Peterborough United, The National Deaf Youth Tournament Champions, is back for the 2014-15 season with new sessions for younger kids from ages 5-9. All sessions are led by Tash Applegate, an FA qualified coach, notable local footballer and experienced in kids football coaching.She will be assisted by William Palmer for the ...
Fri, Sep 19 2014
Disabled Contestants - Tiger Aspect (for BBC 3)
PDDCS News email@example.com: "Tiger Aspect are looking for disabled contestants for their latest BBC3 series: I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse.· Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hunted down by the ‘walking dead’?· If an apocalypse struck this could happen to you! Would you have the creativity and survival skills to pass the ultimate test? A bran...
Mon, Sep 15 2014
Project Think Stink - Feel the Force Day - 18 October 2014
PDDCS News Feel the Force Day Peterborough - Saturday 18 October 2014 from 11am until 6pm Feel the Force Day is the only Film and TV event designed for visually impaired and disabled people from infants to the elderly. If you know of anyone with a disability who you think may enjoy feel the force day - please let them know.Feel the Force are also running a Think Stink projec...
Sat, Sep 13 2014
Ear Foundation: Photography Workshop
PDDCS News Teenz (11 – 18 year olds) Photography Workshop Saturday 11 October 2014; 10am till 3pm At The Ear Foundation (83 Sherwin Road, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2FB) A practical hands-on workshop designed to give you a better understanding of how a camera works and demonstrate how some basic principals can easily improve an image. Please bring a packed lunch! ...
Thu, Sep 11 2014
Volunteer Vacancy: BSL Interpreted Pantomime Event Organiser
PDDCS News Cinderella was the Panto last year PDDCS are looking for a volunteer to help us run one of our best events of the year.Every year, PDDCS organises a trip to the Pantomime at the Key Theatre for our families and this year we need someone organised and super-cool to get the show on the road.Ideally you'll have some experience of organising small trips or events, be a h...
Tue, Sep 09 2014
Deaf Football Update: Sessions Begin 22nd September
PDDCS News Deaf Friendly football sessions with Peterborough United will resume on 22nd September. More information to follow soon.
Fri, Sep 05 2014
Deaf Children: Staying safe online
PDDCS News With a new school year starting young people may wish to know of the following resources to help them stay safe onlineFurther support and information is available through ChildLine deafzone. [link]
Tue, Sep 02 2014
Peterborough Yacht Club Family Fun Day: Sat 30th Aug
PDDCS News Reminder :) The lovely folk at Peterborough Yacht Club have nominated PDDCS as the charity to benefit from their fantastic annual charity day on 30th August.There is lots to do on the day with river trips on the impressive boats, entertainment, games, a grand raffle and delicious food. It's all within the beautiful setting of Peterborough Yacht Club in Nene Park and ...
Mon, Aug 18 2014
Weekend for Families with Pre-school Deaf Children - Norwich
PDDCS News Below are the details from the NDCS for an upcoming families weekend:"This weekend is an opportunity for families from across the country to spend a relaxing and informative few days in the company of other families who all have at least one thing in common – they have a pre-school child with a hearing loss. The weekend, which will begin with families arriving on Fr...
Thu, Aug 14 2014
Swimming instructors get sign language training thanks to...
PDDCS News Swimming and sports instructors from across Peterborough took part in the first BSL (British Sign Language) classes paid for by the efforts of two-heroic swimmers that swam 22-miles down the River Nene last week. The sign language courses, which will get the instructors to the BSL Level 1 qualification, also include a sports module and deaf awareness training that wil...
Sun, Aug 10 2014
Squash Summer Camp 2014 Peterborough
PDDCS News Last year Racxsport delivered deaf friendly squash sessions to PDDCS members.There is a summer camp running on 13/14th August. For further details contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org Squash Summer Camp Summer Camp 2014 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Thu, Aug 07 2014
Workshop: Step up and into work - The Phoenix Group,...
PDDCS News Workshop: Step up and into work - The Phoenix Group, Stevenage Deaf friendly workshops Tips for getting on in a hearing workplace Deaf-friendly work experience• Build up a good CV• Make a good impression at an interview• Tips on working with hearing people• Skills to encourage hearing people to be deaf aware• Work experience ...
Thu, Aug 07 2014
RAF Wittering choose PDDCS as one their two charities of...
PDDCS News Jack at an special PDDCS open day at RAF Wittering We're delight to announce that RAF Wittering have selected PDDCS as one of their two charities of the year. This is great news as it will help pay for our many activities throughout the year (of which there are many for deaf children and their families)Here is the press release from RAF WitteringCHARITIES for childre...
Wed, Aug 06 2014
Incredible 22-mile swimming challenge for sign language...
PDDCS News It was pitch black and 10pm when the Nene Channel Challenge came to an end. Greeted by jubilant friends, family and supporters, Julie Longland and Lisa Ryan emerged from the chilly river after a swim that had covered 22-miles in 16 hours. The challenge is the equivalent of swimming the English Channel between Dover and Calais and took Julie and Lisa along the windin...
Tue, Aug 05 2014
Watch: Nene Channel Challenge Swimmers emerge from 16-hour...
PDDCS News They did it! Our swimming heroes from the Nene Channel Challenge, Julie and Lisa, emerge from the water at 10pm tonight after 16 hours of swimming down the River Nene to Peterborough. They were met by friends, family and a barbecue.PDDCS would like to extend a massive thank you to Lisa and Julie. It was an astonishing challenge and we are humbled by your dedication an...
Sat, Aug 02 2014
Welcome our 22-mile river swimmers home on Saturday at...
PDDCS News The amazing 22- mile swimming challenge, The Nene Channel Challenge, is taking place on Saturday 2nd August to raise money for PDDCS. The money raised will be used to teach swimming instructors sign language on our popular swimming programme for deaf children.22 miles is the same distance to swim the channel from Dover to Calais!Swimmers Lisa and Julie will set off fr...
Fri, Aug 01 2014
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Deaf Kids Summer Playscheme - Book Now
PDDCS News Here's the details of our excellent Summer Playscheme beginning on the 26th August. To book for your child, please print-off and send the form to the address on the poster.PDDCS Playscheme 2014 Advert by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Wed, Jul 30 2014
Wembley Stadium Deaf-Friendly Football Day Pictures
PDDCS News Peterborough United's Deaf Youth football team went to Wembley Stadium on Sunday 27th July to take part in football training and matches against teams from Kent Deaf Children's Society and Brentford FC.With the impressive stadium looming magnificently in the background, players aged 4-14 joined in with some drills then some five-a-side matches with mixed teams. At the...
Sun, Jul 27 2014
NDCS resources: Preventing bullying in deaf children and...
PDDCS News This week NDCS published new resources to support young people, families and professionals with the difficult issue of bullying. NDCS also to provide advice and support to parents and deaf young people. The resources are free to download – just click on the links below:resources for young people resources for parentsresources for professionalsAlternatively, you c...
Wed, Jul 23 2014
PDDCS Boxfit Round 2
PDDCS News The PDDCS deaf friendly sessions, run by Peterborough ABC, starts again 19th Sept. Two of the deaf adult BSL users who attend the mainstream Boxfit sessions have shared their views of the classes. "My name is Rolands, I’m from Latvia. I like boxing here. When I arrived here I wanted to find somewhere to box here but I’m deaf. I looked on the internet and found ...
Mon, Jul 21 2014
Watch as Deafinitely Theatre translate Shakespeare for a...
PDDCS News BSLBT continue to offer lots of great viewings.This week includes:"Can Shakespeare's work be translated for a Deaf audience? That's the question asked in our brand-new documentary, which covers Deafinitely Theatre's rehearsal period leading up to their performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare's Globe in June 2014. From Monday, you can find out if the...
Sun, Jul 20 2014
Long term PDDCS supporters shortlisted for Signature...
PDDCS News Long term PDDCS supporters, Sheila and John Cheetham have been shortlisted for Signature Community Spirit Award. The category is open to public vote.With nearly 3 decades of support to the PDDCS John continues to be actively involved. He was delighted to present the awards to the PDDCS members who completed the first block of deaf friendly boxfit sessions. With both h...
Fri, Jul 18 2014
PDDCS Toddler Group summer session
PDDCS News The PDDCS group will hold their last toddler session for the summer on 24th July. The next session will be on 4th Sept.To keep up-to-date with the PDDCS events and activities go to [link]
Fri, Jul 18 2014
PDDCS News Following on from the swimming posts. Readers might wish to learn about Advanced Bionics Aquacase. The company say 'The AquaCase accessory is designed for use with the swimmable AquaMic™, AB’s unique, IP 68-rated microphone. The AquaMic is 100% waterproof and does not require a bag or enclosure that significantly reduces sound quality. Delivering the industry...
Sun, Jul 13 2014
City Lit: BSL Theatre Summer School
PDDCS News Below are details from City Lit regarding their BSL Theatre Summer School Are you deaf? Are you aged between 16 and 24 years old? Do you use BSL? Are you interested in drama? Yes? Then this exciting new summer school course is for you! What is the course? · It is a one-week (Monday to Friday) summer school in theatre skills · It is...
Fri, Jul 11 2014
BSL Zone programmes on TV: July
PDDCS News TX Schedule JunJul 2014 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Thu, Jul 10 2014
Feel the Force Day - Peterborough
PDDCS News FEEL THE FORCE DAY IS BACKThe 1st Sensory Legion specialise in helping sensory impaired and disabled people access TV, film and popular culture. Feel the Force day was the first sci-fi event in the world to be specifically designed for people with additional needs. By making small and reasonable adjustments, 1st Sensory Legion enabled people to access Star...
Thu, Jul 10 2014
Instructor to swim equivalent of English Channel down the...
PDDCS News Two swimming instructors are preparing to swim 22.3 miles down the River Nene to raise money for PDDCS. That's the equivalent of swimming the English Channel to France!Lisa Ryan and friend Julie will be swimming from Barnwell, near Oundle, in Northamptonshire to Milton Ferry Bridge at the popular Ferry Meadow's Country Park in Peterborough with the aim of raising enou...
Sun, Jul 06 2014
Come to Peterborough Skills Club for Deaf Over 18's
PDDCS News WhatCambridgeshire Deaf Association will be running 'skills club' every two weeks starting on Thursday 3rd July Why This is to learn all sorts of skills like: Filling in forms Computer skills Booking interpreters Job hunting CV writing For Who: Over 18s When It starts on Thursday 3rd July at 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Then every two weeks Thursdays 4.00...
Wed, Jul 02 2014
This is Ava. She loves our deaf-friendly football
PDDCS News Here's Ava at our deaf friendly football training in association with Peterborough United. She's loves coming along and is the captain of one of our teams. Deaf friendly football is for all ages, all abilities, boys and girls and accessible. The way it should be.If you want to bring your child along or get involved. Click here for details.
Sat, Jun 28 2014
Local Granddad Barry Pullen wins learner award and is...
PDDCS News Barry pictured here winning a previous award Barry Pullen, grandfather of one of our members, has been recognised for his efforts in learning sign language and for his outstanding contribution to volunterring by winning the Learner of the Year Award for East Anglia by sign language qualifications body Signature. Barry will now be put forward for the national award ...
Mon, Jun 23 2014
Thank You to March United Services Club
PDDCS News A big thank you to the committee and members of the March United Services Club for their donation of £47 to PDDCS.This money will be going towards paying for our excellent summer playscheme. More details will be announced about this soon.Thanks to March USC and to all our supporters for making our work possible.
Sun, Jun 15 2014
DeafBlind young man's access to the Brazilian match
PDDCS News For many individuals, 'football is the beautiful game'.This youtube video is worth watching to see how the Brazil vs Croatia match was made accessible for this young deafblind gentleman. Simply beautiful.
Sun, Jun 15 2014
Drayton Manor 2014 Trip Information. Apply for tickets now!
PDDCS News Here's the information for our trip to Drayton Manor on 26th July 2014. Please print off and send the form to the address detailed below. PDDCS Drayton Manor Flyer 2014
Thu, Jun 12 2014
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Peterborough Deaf Friendly Boxfit May update
PDDCS News Earlier this year, ABC Peterborough Boxfit group offered to deliver discounted blocks of deaf-friendly sessions to PDDCS members as they were aware of the lack of adequate sporting services in the local area. The first 6 week block started alongside National Deaf Awareness week. From the deaf children and adults perspective the mainstream sessions are proving to be ...
Sun, Jun 01 2014
NDCS: One day event - Loughborough - July
PDDCS News Helping Hands Sports Outreach Event Publicity Flyer by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Sun, Jun 01 2014
Awesome Asda in Peterborough donate £100 PDDCS
PDDCS News Jo Frost, Community Champion hands William Palmer, member of PDDCS, the cheque for £100 Shoppers in Asda Living's store in Peterborough chose PDDCS as the charity to support, voting to donate £100. One of our members, 12 year old William, went to meet Jo Frost, Community Champion to receive the cheque from the Asda foundation. Andy Palmer, Chairman of PD...
Sat, May 31 2014
Come to Peterborough Yacht Club's Charity Day in aid of...
PDDCS News The lovely folk at Peterborough Yacht Club have nominated PDDCS as the charity to benefit from their fantastic annual charity day on 30th August.There is lots to do on the day with river trips on the impressive boats, entertainment, games, a grand raffle and delicious food. It's all within the beautiful setting of Peterborough Yacht Club in Nene Park and for those who...
Sat, May 31 2014
Deafinitely Youth Summer project 2014
PDDCS News Deafinitely Youth Summer project is running again this year. They will be exploring Shakespeare!Further details here: this page includes a video in sign, with subtitles and voice over:The 2 weeks will also offer Bronze Level Arts Award or contribute to Silver Award!Dates: Monday 11th - Friday 15th August - 10am to 4pm and Monday 18th - Friday 22nd August - 10am to ...
Tue, May 27 2014
UCL Summer school - Deaf Learners
PDDCS News " UCL are hosting a fantastic opportunity for deaf hand hard of hearing students in year 11 and year 12. The summer school is a 3 day residential programme that gives you the chance to find out more about UCL through staying in the university halls and taking part in fun and academic sessions at UCL. The university will provide BSL interpreters and UCL will cover the ...
Mon, May 19 2014
Deaf friendly boxfit
PDDCS News The PDDCS deaf friendly sessions, run by Peterborough ABC, start 16th May. Two of the deaf adult BSL users who attend the mainstream Boxfit sessions have shared their views of the classes. My name is Rolands, I’m from Lithuania. I like boxing here. When I arrived here I wanted to find somewhere to box here but I’m deaf. I looked on the internet and found this g...
Thu, May 15 2014
A huge thank you to RAF Wittering and Rachel Mawdsley
PDDCS News Rachel (centre) and Maris (right) with husband Gareth and daughter Izzy Rachel Mawdsley from RAF Wittering raised an amazing £362 for PDDCS by running the Grantham half-marathon. Her daughter Izzy and husband Gareth also ran the 3km run. A big thanks to them for their amazing efforts. Rachel was also at RAF Wittering when they generously hosted PDDCS for an ...
Tue, May 13 2014
Weekend and Half Term Cycling Lessons - Peterborough
PDDCS News Thorpe Ventures deliver a range of cycling sessions for children and young people. They are running two cycling sessions at half term as well as their regular Saturday morning sessions. Tuesday 27th May, 1-3pm and Thursday 29th May 10-12 noon. Both sessions are at Jack Hunt School as normal and they will be concentrating on riding on hills and cyclo-cross racin...
Mon, May 05 2014
PDDCS Annual General Meeting 2014
PDDCS News PDDCS Annual General Meeting 2014 Monday 19 May7.00 pm (refreshments from 6.30 pm) Jack Hunt School What is an AGM? At an Annual General Meeting (AGM) clubs and societies take stock of what has happened over the past year, elect committee members and officers and discuss their plans for the forthcoming year with their members. It is an open meeting to which anyone w...
Wed, Apr 30 2014
NDCS Information Event
PDDCS News NDCS run various free events. If you are aged 8-18 years and would be keen to learn more about activities in the summer holidays where you can meet new friends, have fun and not feel bored then come along to the NDCS Information Event on 10th May at Jack Hunt School in Peterborough. Jack Hunt Outreach Poster Updated by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Sat, Apr 26 2014
PDDCS Deaf friendly football update
PDDCS News PDDCS youth football training will be temporarily relocated to the Posh training centre at the Nene Park academy on Oundle Road on Fridays at 7pm from the week after Easter (28th April) for the whole term. It is a 4G AstroTurf pitch which means blades and astro boots may be worn but not studs. There are some plans for a small tournaments to take place in the coming...
Mon, Apr 21 2014
PDDCS deaf friendly swimming: Round 2
PDDCS News PDDCS babies, children and young people have been enjoying the deaf-friendly swimming sessions delivered by Lisa, swimming instructor, and Vivacity. The next ten week block starts on 1st May at the regional pool in Peterborough each Thursday:age 0-3: 4.30-5pmage 3-5 5-5.30pmage 5-19 5.30-6pmThanks to funding support from Vivacity, the ten week course is only £30.Fo...
Mon, Apr 21 2014
Wolverhampton deaf undergraduates experiences
PDDCS News Wolverhampton are hosting a Deaf Learner Open Day on the 2nd May 2014. Below are some positive profiles of deaf learners currently studying there: Muna Abdillahi Role Model Profile Wolverhampton by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society Joe Weaver 1 Wolverhampton by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Sun, Apr 20 2014
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