Welcome to the HIP gallery!
The Mousetrap Project was set up to work with deaf and hearing children, producing a play that was put on by professionals at a London theatre.
We were thrilled that the HIP children from Years 3-6 were able to work with some mainstream children and get involved in this experience.
The children worked with a couple of professional actors, scriptwriters and translators and over a period of a few weeks, they wrote a play that was performed at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley.
As part of the experience we went to see 'Adventures in Wonderland' at The Vaults, Waterloo as well as seeing our own play performed in public by professionals.
In June and July 2017, all the Key-Stage 2 children took part in a fingerspelling competition, finding our 'Superspellers'.
12 children from each Key-stage 2 class went through to the quarter-finals.
It was a very difficult task to find our finalists - 4 children from Years 3 and 4 and 4 children from Years 5 and 6.
Eventually we were able to find the 'Superspelling Champions':
Year 3 & 4: Yarthursan and Sharvari
Year 5 & 6: Thuvaagini and Kamchika
May 2017 - The NDCS bus came to town!
The NDCS bus came to visit us! It was a fantastic day and the children learnt so much from Jamie and Mark. They found out about equipment for Deaf people, Developing Deaf Identity and Dealing with Emotions. www.ndcs.org.uk
May 2017 - KS2 Playmakers by the Mouse Trap Theatre Group
The HIP children in KS2 have been taking part in Playmakers, an inclusive creative learning project which uses a theatre trip as a stimulus for in-school workshops. Over the course of this term, the children have worked collaboratively with specialist facilitators to create a piece of theatre, which is currently being adapted and will be performed by deaf and hearing professional actors in a central London theatre. www.mousetrap.org.uk
April 2017 - The Bexley Rotary Club develop our Sensory Garden
All hands on deck this Spring as members from the Bexley Rotary Club helped us to weed and spruce up our sensory garden. The Rotary Club kindly donated some money to the HIP so that we can buy some plants to bring it back to life. Watch this space as we get our gardening gloves at the ready!
March 2017 - Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
The SMSC team and School Council arranged for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to visit us. We enjoyed learning about how dogs can help Deaf people become more independent. The School Council held a cake sale to raise money for this important charity. www.hearingdogs.org.uk