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Fraser Gunn: What it was like to be a batonbearer for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games!

June 27, 2014


Back in March, I received an email from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ organisers telling me that I had been chosen to be a batonbearer. I was delighted, as – although I knew I had been nominated by the National Deaf Children Society (NDCS) – it was still a big surprise when the email came […]

Deaf teenager to carry Queen’s Baton this Sunday as part of countdown to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

June 11, 2014


A deaf teenager from Linlithgow has been selected to be a batonbearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay on Sunday 15 June in his home town, as part of the countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Fraser Gunn, 19, is profoundly deaf and has been nominated as a result of his volunteer work with the […]

Deaf News: Deaf teenager wins prestigious award then donates £500 prize to deaf kids charity

April 17, 2014


A deaf teenager from The Wirral has won a prestigious award for her work in raising awareness and campaigning for deaf children and then donated her £500 to charity. Bethany Eason, aged 16 and a cochlear implant user, was nominated by her Head Teacher for the Rotary Club Young Citizen Award because he was impressed […]

Ian Noon: The biggest shake-up to deaf education in a generation. This is how we influenced it

March 19, 2014


This article was originally published on the NDCS Campaigns Blog Last Thursday was a big day – Her Majesty decided to give her “royal assent” to the Children and Families Bill, thus turning it into the ‘Children’s and Families Act’. This Act sets out a whole new range of laws on special educational needs (SEN). […]

Deaf News: Children’s debate on BBC Parliament today WILL be subtitled

October 17, 2013


Today’s debate about cuts to services for deaf children will be subtitled live on BBC Parliament, a BBC source confirmed last night. Ordinarily, only a few hours of Parliamentary debate every day or the big debates are subtitled but the kids debate today is going to be an exception to the norm and, I am […]

Deaf News: Teenager calls on the Prime Minister to protect services for deaf children

October 1, 2013


Profoundly deaf Yusuf Nuur, 14, from Manchester, met Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference. Yusuf called on the Prime Minister to support the Stolen Futures campaign, run by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), and stop council cuts to vital school support for deaf children. At the Conference, the young NDCS […]

“My first residential changed my life.” Eleanor Craik on being an NDCS volunteer (Part 1)

September 25, 2013


Eleanor Craik is an NDCS Volunteer. In this two-part blog she tells us about the kids that changed her life.  I’ve been a volunteer at the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) for a while. Many people ask me, ‘how long have you been a volunteer for now?’ and I honestly couldn’t tell you – time just […]