On Monday 29th June 2015 the National Deaf Children’s Society together with Kingsbury High’s Total Communication Resource organised a creative event for hearing impaired students from Kingsbury High School and Hatch End High School.
The National Centre for Circus Arts (NCCA) delivered the activity, engaging students, as well as staff, in circus skills. This range of activities, which included juggling, acrobatic balancing and the tight wire, allowed for a variety of team building skills: stamina, courage and imagination.
It also gave the more reluctant deaf students a vehicle through which to develop confidence, overcome self-consciousness, and take risks in a safe environment; opening up untapped channels of communication.
Students performed their newly found skills to their peers at the end of the day.
The day was such a great success that both hearing impaired provisions have been invited to visit the NCCA in their own setting and have a tour of the facilities.