We wanted to let you know of a “wee” update regarding Carmyle Primary School.
Deaf Awareness Week 2017
Deaf Awareness Week is a unique campaign. Many diverse organisations take part. Each of them promotes their individual work across the broad spectrum of deafness. This year, the focus of the campaign was on how even the smallest of changes could have a big impact on the hard of hearing. The organisation Action on Hearing Loss reports that there are 11 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss. This number is expected to rise to around 15.6 million by the year 2035.
Carmyle Primary School
During this year’s Deaf Awareness Week, Michael was invited to give a talk about hearing and hearing loss to the well-behaved class of Primary 3 of Carmyle Primary School. As you can imagine, it all went well. He did, however, definitely exceed the 15 minutes given for the talk. After more than half an hour he was still chatting away as the kids were ever so eager to find out about their ears and how they work. Michael used diagrams and models of the ear which helped with his talk. Children are often unaware of the many issues regarding hearing and hearing loss. This was the perfect opportunity to increase their understanding and one which they and Michael seemed to enjoy.
Hammer, Anvil and Stirrup
Michael said “I had a brilliant time. All the pupils were so good and they wanted to find out about “ears”. I was so impressed that they all knew about hammer, anvil and stirrup. And I even got few high-fives!”.
The Invisible Hearing Clinic would like to thank Carmyle Primary School and all the pupils in Primary 3, Miss Laura MacDonald (Teacher) and Mrs Anne Gillespie (Teacher) for the warm invite.