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
Deaffest Arts & Film Festival is offering free VV...
PDDCS News Information forwarded on from Deaffest: Deaffest Arts & Film Festival is offering free VV workshops to deaf or hard of hearing students aged 13 and over on Friday 16th May 2014 from 9am – 4pm at Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton. VV or Visual Vernacular is an art form significant in the Deaf and signing world. It is a form of physical theatre performed by D...
Fri, Apr 18 2014
Deaf friendly Boxfit Peterborough
PDDCS News The PDDCS are pleased to be sharing news of even more fantastic deaf friendly sporting sessions for young people in Peterborough. Boxfit PDDCS Poster by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Fri, Apr 04 2014
NDCS Youth Events Information Day Peterborough
PDDCS News Check out the information event below PDDCS NDCS Events Outreach Poster by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Fri, Apr 04 2014
Pilot research study of reading in deaf school leavers
PDDCS News Rachel England, a Deaf research assistant working for City University under the direction of Dr Fiona Kyle is carrying out a pilot study of reading in deaf school leavers. She is inviting severely or profoundly Deaf young people in school years 10 or 11 to take part. See poster below for more details or contact Dr Fiona Kyle: Fiona.Kyle.email@example.com Reading in D...
Thu, Apr 03 2014
PDDCS Deaf Friendly cycling sessions
PDDCS News The first block of deaf friendly cycling sessions, despite the bitter winds and snow, proved to be a success with the deaf young people. Thorpe Venture has secured funding to offer a second block, starting 8th May for a 6 week period.For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org Cycling Poster PDDCS May 2014 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Sat, Mar 29 2014
Easter holiday activities - Jack Hunt School
PDDCS News Jack Hunt School are continuing to run holiday activities during the Easter break. For more details see the information below. Easter Holiday Club Flyer by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society Easter 2014 Enrolment Form by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Sat, Mar 29 2014
Research participants request
PDDCS News Re-posted from deaf-uk-jobs:"I'm doing a research project at Queen Mary, University of London, on British Sign Language used by deaf signers. The study is about how specific disfluencies occur in BSL.I'm looking for participants to include in my study, the criteria are:- Aged 18+- Describe BSL as a daily/native language- right-handed signer (right hand = dominant h...
Fri, Mar 28 2014
NDCS Deaf Tennis Coaching Clinic and Tennis Competition
PDDCS News The Tennis Foundation are hosting a Deaf Tennis Coaching Clinic and Tennis Competition! Deaf Tennis Coaching Clinic and Tennis Competition Gosling Tennis Centre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire Saturday 3 May 2014 10am to 3pm Ages 5+ Just £5 (including lunch)! All abilities welcome! Coaching will be provided by a team of licensed LTA coaches trained...
Fri, Mar 28 2014
PDDCS Hi 5 newsletter
PDDCS News PDDCS Hi 5 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Fri, Mar 28 2014
PDDCS Parent Club
PDDCS News The next PDDCS parent club meeting is Wednesday 21st May pm at Caverstede nursery.New faces always welcome. Parent Club is a place where parents and carers of deaf children can meet and share knowledge and experience. It's the only forum in the area that specifically caters for those who care for deaf children and is usually held 6 times a year. Fiona Forkin, lon...
Thu, Mar 27 2014
University of Wolverhampton : Deaf Learner Open Day
PDDCS News The University of Wolverhampton will be hosting its Deaf Learner Open Day on the 2ndMay 2014. It is a free event, open to Deaf and hard of hearing young people accompanied by their teachers/support staff or parents. "The event is aimed at those who are at school or college, year 10 onwards, however, if there are pupils in year 9 who you feel would benefit fr...
Wed, Mar 26 2014
PDDCS AGM 19th May
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...
Tue, Mar 25 2014
Talking about child protection: Research
PDDCS News The University of Edinburgh, along with Strathclyde and Coventry Universities, is undertaking a NSPCC funded research study led by Professor Julie Taylor, exploring the experiences and views of maltreated disabled children and young adults in relation to child protection services. If any deaf and/or disabled child or young adult is interested in taking part in th...
Mon, Mar 24 2014
PDDCS toddler featured in news from Pudsey HQ
PDDCS News All the news from Pudsey HQ Well done to PDDCS toddler member Jack who featured on a Pudsey HQ news release
Mon, Mar 24 2014
NDCS Child Protection video information
PDDCS News This month 'Fingersmiths' completed their 'Frozen' tour at Peterborough's Key Theatre. If you feel you wish to understand more about Child Protection issues highlighted in the performance, have a look at this videos which NDCS at produced last year.
Fri, Mar 21 2014
Exclusive Deaf Children's Day at RAF Wittering. Register...
PDDCS News The Royal Air Force based at Wittering is exclusively open to members of PDDCS on Thursday 10th April. Register now. Deaf children and their families have been invited on to the base for a tour and lots of exciting activities including a visit to the air traffic control tower, a ride in some military vehicles and food laid on by the RAF Catering Corps. Detail...
Tue, Mar 18 2014
My Life, My Health Campaign
PDDCS News Last month PDDCS members attended the launch of the NDCS YAB's latest campaign 'My Life, My Health'. The members were very pleased to bump into Richard Webb-Stevens, a motorcycle paramedic who works to improve ambulance care for the deaf community The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) have created these supporting videos to put the campaign objectives in context.
Mon, Mar 17 2014
Young Deaf Footballers Honoured by Fans at Peterborough...
PDDCS News Some members of Peterborough United's Deaf Youth football team were at London Road stadium on Saturday to parade the winners trophy won at the National Deaf Youth Tournament and celebrate the achievements of all three teams in reaching at least the semi-finals. Coaches Qadeer Hussain, Tash Applegate and Rob Neal were also present to take the applause from the crowd ...
Thu, Mar 13 2014
BSL Zone web clips Fund
PDDCS News There is now a way in which the Deaf community can apply to make films for the BSL Zone. BSLBT have started the BSL Zone web clips fund. This is a rolling fund available to groups and individuals to apply to make a video clip for the website. The film must appeal to the d/Deaf BSL community. Information in BSL and English on the BSLBt website [link] Or email ma...
Wed, Mar 12 2014
NDCS Consultation day for young people with experience of...
PDDCS News NDCS are holding a free event in Birmingham for deaf young people aged 11-19 to get their views /experiences of being fostered/ living in care (children’s home), now or in the past. The day will be split between a group session where young people will be supported to share their experiences, and a mixture of on site graffiti inspired activities with gra...
Tue, Mar 11 2014
NDCS Volunteers Training opportunity Peterborough
PDDCS News NDCS are looking for deaf adults and family members of a deaf child, to share their experiences of being deaf with families attending the NDCS newly identified family weekends. See details on the poster below.For further details contact: Lyndsay Smith, Family Programme Operational and Development CoordinatorEmail: email@example.com Tel: 01782 633425
Fri, Mar 07 2014
Peterborough United Deaf Teams bring home a trophy from...
PDDCS News The whole squad as mascot celebrate at the end of the tournament Players, coaches, parents and administrators of the Peterborough United Deaf Youth teams returned from the NDCS National tournament on Sunday with smiles on their faces after impressive performances from all the Posh teams involved.The two under-12 teams, White and Blue, dominated their respective group...
Mon, Mar 03 2014
Dean's story: A long road to my dreams
PDDCS News A long road to my dreams. Hello my name is Dean Wash and I am Deaf. I work with hard working team at Jack Hunt School supporting deaf students and also I was a former Jack Hunt pupil. You all probably wondering what I'm doing here and I wanted to share with you all here. On February 4th 2014 it's my 5th year kidney and pancreas transplant anniversary. In 2...
Thu, Feb 27 2014
2014 Peterborough United Deaf Youth Team Photos
PDDCS News Here are the official photos of the Peterborough United deaf teams that will be playing at the NDCS National Tournament in Reading on Sunday. We have three teams: Under 12 Blue, Under 12 White and Under 16. The pictures were taken at Peterborough's famous London Road Stadium on Tuesday. Good luck in the tournament to all players and UP THE POSH!Peterborough United Dea...
Wed, Feb 26 2014
'Masterpiece' Sign Language Play Frozen Coming to...
PDDCS News A play which is accessible for sign language users as well as those who can hear is on its way to Peterborough. Frozen, by Byrony Lavery, has been described as a 'masterpeice' by reviewers and will be performed at Peterborough's Key Theatre on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th March. Starring award-winning deaf talent including Jean St Claire and Sophie Stone, Frozen tell...
Wed, Feb 26 2014
Deaf Futsal (indoor football) Now in Peterborough ... come...
PDDCS News Deaf Futsal has come to Peterborough thanks to the new City of Peterborough Futsal Centre.Futsal is an indoor version of football. It is five-a-side but played on a basketball size court with a smaller but heavier ball. It relies on skill and speed. Its how Ronaldo and Messi started and people around the world love to play it especially in Brazil. See the video at the...
Wed, Feb 12 2014
Peterborough's Jack Hunt Deaf Unit Features in Action on...
PDDCS News Student Ayesha Staff and students from Peterborough's successful educational unit for deaf students at Jack Hunt School have been featured in the membership magazine for the charity Action on Hearing Loss.The four page special feature tells the story of three students, Golofnira, Ayesha and Calum as well as few words from lead Teacher of the deaf Teresa Quail (TQ) an...
Wed, Feb 12 2014
NDCS: My Life, My Health
PDDCS News ndcs.org.uk/mylifemyhealth The PDDCS is supporting a new health campaign this week to help encourage GPs and surgeries become more deaf aware. The National Deaf Children’s Society launched My life, My health on 4 February to help ensure deaf teenagers get the health support they need and deserve. The campaign has been developed with the help of the charity’s Yo...
Fri, Feb 07 2014
NDCS: My Future event March 2014
PDDCS News The NDCS are running an event for deaf young people aged 16-18 on the 1stMarch in Birmingham. This is a one day event for deaf young people who are thinking about what they would like to do when they leave school. They will have workshops on applying for University and work, support and information available, technology, CV writing and interview skills. They will also...
Wed, Feb 05 2014
Jack Hunt School Annual Play - Signed performance
PDDCS News The annual Jack Hunt School play takes place next week. The production is Fame.The signed performance will take place on Thursday 13th Feb.
Mon, Feb 03 2014
PDDCS Poetry: Ghost murder
PDDCS News Husnayn, a keen PDDCS footballer, has turned his hand to poetry after being inspired by the poetic work of a fellow PDDCS member. This is his first ever attempt of writing a poem. Well done Husnayn. It certainly has a chilling effect. Ghost murderThe 4 boys went to ghost houseKnock in 4 timesDoor open creak 3 boys scared but one boy braveThe 4 boys went in ghos...
Mon, Jan 27 2014
UK Deaf Sport Looking for Trustees
PDDCS News UK Deaf Sport is currently inviting people to join its volunteer board of Trustees Do you know anyone who has what it takes to drive UKDS UK Deaf Sport) forwards? They are looking to balance and strengthen the board at UKDS with trustees who have the right skill set and experience. If you know anyone who would be an ideal candidate, please pass on this messa...
Fri, Jan 24 2014
Deaf friendly cycling - free sessions
PDDCS News The first the deaf friendly cycling session was a brrrrrrilliant success despite the cold weather. If anyone is still interested in taking part contact Teresa Quail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu, Jan 23 2014
Inspiration to deaf children across the world. Deaf...
PDDCS News Derrick Coleman, the Seattle Seahawks fullback, is the first deaf offensive American Football player in NFL history. This week, Derrick’s story was revealed to the world in an advert for Duracell, where he explains how he never let deafness stand between him and his dreams, even though others around him did. It is an inspirational advert that has been shared arou...
Fri, Jan 17 2014
Benefits for deaf young people
PDDCS News The NDCS team have created these videos explaining benefits for deaf young people and the PIP (Personal Independence Payment) facts.
Wed, Jan 15 2014
Watch: Footballer Derrick Coleman's NFL Duracell battery...
PDDCS News Watch this video from battery manufacturer Duracell featuring deaf NFL (American Football League) professional Derrick Coleman.The story is that Derrick has been deaf since three and faced bullying, misunderstanding and was told to quit the sport on account of his deafness. But he took no notice and now plays the sport he loves in front of tens of thousands of adoring...
Tue, Jan 14 2014
Youth Advisory Board Deadline - 2 weeks to go
PDDCS News "Are you 12-18 years old? Want to make things better for deaf young people?Are you fed up with doing the same old things?Want something interesting and new to get involved --- (NDCS Buzz)NDCS will be recruiting for their next Young People’s Advisory Board.Are you interested? Applications deadlines– Friday 24th January.Check the NDCS Buzz webs...
Thu, Jan 09 2014
DEAF FRIENDLY SWIMMING LESSONS
PDDCS News Deaf friendly swimming lessons for all our PDDCS children of all ages and experience. Please let me know if you are interested in your children getting involved. The lessons will take place at the Peterborough RegionalPool. Times and dates will be available when I know how many children are taking part. For any other information please contact me on 07816911744 (...
Tue, Jan 07 2014
PDDCS News Happy new year from the PDDCS2014 looks to be as busy as 2013.Check out some of the events planned so far2014Jan 6 7-8pm Football age 5-16 9 Toddler Group Family Sign13 7-8pm Football age 5-16 13 Committee meeting20 7-8pm Football age 5-16 23 Toddler Group Family Sign23 Free deaf-friendly cycling 3.30-4.30 27 7-8pm Football age 5-16 30 Free deaf-friendly cy...
Wed, Jan 01 2014
Magical family Christmas drama 'Tree Fairy' to air on the...
PDDCS News "On Monday 23rd December, Tree Fairy, a magical Christmas drama, will premiere on the BSL Zone, which can be viewed online and on digital television! Tree Fairy, (starring Deaf actress, Rebecca Anne-Withey, as the Fairy and newcomer, Olivia Jordan-Caws, as Libby), is a magical drama about a young Deaf girl who finds herself left out at home at Christmas. Following t...
Sat, Dec 21 2013
Werrington school's charity donation to the PDDCS
PDDCS News This morning Jack and I went to see year 6 at Werrington School in Peterborough. The amazing children there had had a cake and badge sale to raise money for the PDDCS Toddler Group. They managed to raise £100 which is going to go towards our Deaf Aware swimming lessons which will start in the new year. The children were very interested to learn all about our Toddl...
Thu, Dec 19 2013
PDDCS Toddler Winter Event
PDDCS News It was an amazing magical morning with the Deaf Toddlers in the Winter Wonderland at Baytree Garden Centre. We rode on a magical train pulled by Reindeer to Santa's magical house that was run by his jolly elves. Every member got a special present and a baby Christmas tree to plant in their garden. We topped the morning off by making sure Santa's Reindeers had enou...
Wed, Dec 18 2013
PDDCS free cycling sessions
PDDCS News PDDCS free cycling sessions for deaf youth and adults
Fri, Dec 13 2013
PDDCS Family Sign Peterborough 2014
PDDCS News NDCS Family Sign Language (FSL) course started Thursday (14th November 2013) at the PDDCS Toddler Group. The toddler group runs fortnightly. Jan 9 Jan 23 Feb 6 Family Sign will take place from 10am-11am but toddlers opens from 9.30-11.30 as normal. Toddler Group is run by parent Amy Casselden. The group is aimed at pre-school children and held at the...
Thu, Dec 12 2013
Sign languages around the world
PDDCS News As a follow up to the post about the young PDDCS German signer winning the Signature National Award for completing British Sign Level 1 in only two months, here is a map of what is thought to be the sign languages used around the world. Source: [link]
Tue, Dec 10 2013
UScreen Awards Event 15th December 2013
PDDCS News The date for the UScreen Awards Event 15th December 2013 has been confirmed. On Sunday 15th December, at Pinewood Studios, UScreen will announce the winner and 2 runner ups for each catagory as well as the one film which will be the overall winner of the uSpark Awards. The students at Jack Hunt School sumbitted 4 clips, 3 of which were created by PDDCS members. Nee...
Fri, Nov 29 2013
One Mother's Diary: ¿Habla español?
PDDCS News The PDDCS invite you to read and enjoy the latest in our popular serialisation of One Mother's Diary. 10 ¿Habla --- --- grey weekend November 2013 Although the beginning of 2013 started in traumatic fashion with Calum’s implant operation and its subsequent side effects, with hindsight I can now see that although it was a problem it was just that: one...
Tue, Nov 26 2013
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