PDDCS members sign a song at PRC’s Diversity Day

We forgot the camera so here is a student’s perception of the performance and her peers’ emotions.

Last week, seven young deaf students took part in Peterborough Regional College’s Diversity Day. It was the first time deaf students were invited to the annual event that promotes awareness and understanding of respect, equality and diversity and community cohesion. The day opened with a Chinese dragon and short musical performances by the children from the college’s nursery.

The deaf students performed a signed song version of ‘Lean on me’ after their musical lead, Nicki played the flute (her first ever public performance – it was great). Nicki and the students then proceeded to teach everyone in the hall the chorus to ‘Lean on me’ and their session ended with a huge crowd signed song performance. The feedback from general public was great; “it was one of the best performance they have seen at the Diversity Day”. Well done to the students.

Relieved that their session was over, the young students enjoyed a variety of foods and the opportunity to try some Indian dancing, as well as watch their teacher attempt some Irish dancing!

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