Building Bridges Between Inclusive Schools

Students of Irish Sign Language Club invited a group of Transition Years from Holy Family School for the Deaf to Rosmini Community School on Thursday 6th April 2017. This visit is the first stage in developing a close partnership with students from the deaf and hard of hearding community in Dublin.

After an official welcome of our guests, students delivered presentations on the history, ethos and extra-curricular activities of Rosmini Community School.

Two of our visually impaired students, Cian McEvoy and Wiktoria Kaminski, spoke about the technology, resources and other supports that help them to learn in Rosmini. Ms Markey invited students to learn braille by using the special typewriters provided. She brought examples of the various devices that support the academic needs of visually impaired students in Rosmini.

Students of Rosmini and Holy Family spent time communicating through Irish Sign Language. In groups, they had to find out information about each others' background and interests. This gave students the perfect opportunity to put their knowledge of beginner's ISL into practice with native users of this language.