Newsletter & Diary Dates

British Sign Language Level 1 courses coming up.

Please Contact info@remark.uk.com or beth.poole@remark.uk.com

17th May 2018 – 27th September 2018 20 weeks Thursdays 6pm-9pm
2nd July 2018 – 27th July 2018 4 Weeks Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am- 5pm
30th July 2018 – 24th August 2018 4 Weeks Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am- 5pm
11th September 2018 – 5th February 2019 20 weeks Tuesdays 2pm – 5pm
18th October 2018 – 7th March 2019 20 weeks Thursday 6pm – 9pm
13th November 2018 – 9th April 2019 20 weeks Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm

Prices:

Individuals: £613 (including £90 Signature Assessment fee and VAT)

Organisations: £809+VAT (includes £90 Signature Assessment fee)

If you would like to book a space on one of the above courses a non-refundable deposit of £60 is needed to secure your place.

In regards to payment for the remainder of the course, there are also the following options;

Full Payment – 0% Admin Fee

2 Instalments – 5% Admin Fee

5 Instalments – 7.5% Admin Fee

With the 50% discount for parents of deaf children the prices for the Level 1 Course would be:

Individuals: £351.50 (including £90 Signature Assessment fee and VAT)

Organisations: £449.50+VAT (includes £90 Signature Assessment fee)

All of our courses are at our London office in Farringdon and are Signature accredited/assessed.

Are you considering Secondary School options for your deaf child?
Are you working with a deaf child looking at options for Secondary School?
Why not come to our Year 7 Entry Information Day on Friday 22nd June 2018?
To book, visit maryhare.org.uk/events/year-7-entry-information-day
Why not watch the recent Channel 4 documentary on the Mary Hare via More 4?
Visit maryhare.org.uk/blog/channel-4-documentary-about-mary-hare

Your quarterly Newsletter from the NLDCS – please read for our latest events
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Deaf Matters
North London Deaf Children’s Society

June 2018

Welcome to our summer newsletter.

It was great to see so many families at our party, pottery painting session and fire station visit, and we hope that even more of you will take part in the fabulous activities and events we’ve got lined up over the next few months. Please scroll down to find out what’s on – and don’t forget to book asap.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Best wishes
NLDCS committee

Dates for the diary

NLDCS events

Cycling at Lee Valley

Date: Sunday 24th June 2018
Time: 11am-approx 1pm
Venue: Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3AB
Age: 2-18

How to get there: Nearest station is Stratford (20 mins walk)
4 hours free parking is available. You’ll need to enter your car registration number at a terminal in the venue.

We’re offering your children the chance to enjoy some Olympic action in cycling sessions at the VeloPark. We’ve arranged 3 sessions for different age groups and abilities:

Activity Age range Time
VeloBalance 2-5 yrs (non-riders) 11.30 – 12.30
Pedal up 6 – 10 yrs must be able to ride a bike 12.30 – 1.30
Mountain biking 10 yrs+ must be confident riders 11.45 – 12.45

Cycling slots lots last an hour, and children and families are also invited on a tour of the venue, including the iconic Velodrome. Tours start at 11.30 and 12.30, so you can do this either before or after the cycling. We’ll send further details closer to the date, but anticipate that everyone will meet at about 11.00 am.

VeloPark has very kindly agreed to fund the cost of the cycling and tours for NLDCS members and we expect places to fill up fast. Deaf children will be given priority, but we’ll try to accommodate hearing siblings. Communication support (funded by an NDCS local groups grant) will be available on the day, please make sure you tell us if your child/ren require signed support. We’re asking for £10 deposit per child, which will be refunded on the day. Make sure you turn up to get your deposit back!

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so to secure yours, please send a cheque with the completed booking form or email the booking form and make a bank transfer at the same time (including reference VELO). Deadline for booking this event is 18th June.

Email & Bank transfer: Denis Coelho, dencoelho@hotmail.com
Bank transfer:
HSBC
A/c No: 11057901
Sort Code: 40-34-09
Reference: VELO
Or post & cheque: Denis Coelho, 10 Brendon Way, Enfield, Middx EN1 2LE

Playtime at Little Dinosaurs

Date: Sunday 15th July 2018
Time: 10am
Venue: Little Dinosaurs, The Grove, Alexandra Park N22 7AY (www.littledinosaurs.co.uk)
Age: 5 and under

How to get there: By car – The Grove has its own free 80 space car park (next turning after the garden centre).
On foot – nearest entrance to Little Dinosaurs is behind the bus stop on Muswell Hill, just down from the Broadway.
Nearest stations and buses: Highgate Tube then 43 or 143 bus; East Finchley Tube then 102 bus, Wood Green Tube then 144 bus, Finsbury Park tube and W7.

This tried and tested venue is always very popular with pre-schoolers, so whether you’ve a toddler, baby or both, come and meet other parents of local deaf children in safe, fun surroundings. There’s a great cafe serving yummy food, free parking and both an indoor soft play area and an outdoor playground so fun’s guaranteed for everyone, whatever the weather.

Normal entry price: £4.95 for a 90-min play session (2 hours if buying. food at the cafe). £1 for babies under 12 months.

Special offer for members: NLDCS is contributing £2 for every deaf child aged 5 and under who attends.

For more information, and to let us know if you planning to attend, please contact Kam Makram, kammak101@gmail.com

White Water Rafting

Date: Friday 24th August 2018
Time: 9.30am – approx 12.30pm
Venue: Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Herts EN9 1AB
Age: strictly 10+

How to get there: 10 mins from junction 25 or 26 of the M25. Find directions for different modes of travel at https://www.gowhitewater.co.uk/visitor-info/how-to-get-here

Older kids are invited to take part in a thrilling white water rafting experience on the Olympic course at this iconic venue. Prices normally start at £38 per person, but Lee Valley Community Fund has very kindly agreed to fund costs for NLDCS members, so places are free. Communication support (funded by an NDCS local groups grant) will be available on the day, please make sure you tell us if your child/ren require signed support. Deaf children will be given priority, but we’ll try to accommodate hearing siblings and are asking for a £10 deposit per child, to be refunded on the day. Make sure you turn up to get your deposit back!

Please arrive promptly as there will be a full safety briefing and assessment before going out on the water, and anyone who misses this will not be able to take part. All safety equipment will be provided.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, so to secure yours, please either send a cheque with the booking form, or email the booking form and make a bank transfer (including reference WATER). The deadline for booking is 10th August.

Email & bank transfer: Esther Conway, esther@conwayfamily.co.uk
Bank transfer:
HSBC
A/c No: 11057901
Sort Code: 40-34-09
Reference: WATER
Post & cheque: Esther Conway, 6 The Causeway, London N2 0PR

Details of what to bring and wear will be shared after bookings have been made.

* Children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout all our events and will be expected to remain on site.

Save the date

Tour of Arsenal stadium – Saturday 30th June

Time: 11am-1pm
Age: 5+
Address: Armoury Entrance, Hornsey Road, Emirates Stadium, London, N5 1BU

More details, with booking information coming soon so please watch out for our email. Spaces will be first come first serve.

Family Discovery Day at the British Library– Saturday 22nd September

Time: 12noon – 4pm
Venue: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
Age: all
Nearest station: King’s Cross or Euston. V limited parking on nearby streets.

This fun-packed family day is fully accessible for deaf children and now held annually. It’s run by Camden Family Learning, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children and the British Museum, and this year we’re returning to the British Library where the event, called Festival of Treasures, is inspired by the amazing treasures held in the library’s collection. NLDCS will have a stand, so do come and say hello!

Captioned performance of Aladdin – Friday 28th September

We’re in the process of arranging subsidized tickets to a captioned performance of this spectacular West End musical, suitable for age 6+. Please put the date in your diary and we’ll be in touch once we have full booking details.

What’s been happening

Pottery painting on 24th March

‘A great turn out for the latest NLDCS event at Fired Treasures in Mill Hill,’ says mum Sharon. ‘In total 21 children attended and chose a variety of pottery items to paint including plates, bowls, cups and tea pots, to name but a few. Even some parents couldn’t resist having a go and it was lovely to see some new members join in the fun. Special thanks to Ben for being our BSL communicator on the day who was a big hit with the children and parents alike.’

Fire station visit on 29th April

13 families attended Mill Hill Fire Station on a chilly day to meet the firemen and learn about their job and fire safety. The children were invited to explore the fire engine and much to their delight, take a turn on the hose.

‘My boys were over the moon to join the trip to Mill Hill Fire station organised by NLDCS,’ says Denitsa, a mum. ‘In preparation, we’d been acting out the fire fighters’ job at home. My elder son, Toma who is proudly deaf, was excited to meet new deaf friends and see a friend from his own school. He was extremely inquisitive to find out how things work in the fire engine and the firefighters were happy to answer his questions. Overall we had a great time and I am looking forward to attending the next event with NLDCS. Thank you once again for making us part of it.’

And a big thank you to the London Fire Brigade team, especially Fire Officer Matt Load, at Mill Hill for making everyone feel very welcome.

Smoke alarm fittings
The London Fire Brigade can arrange for families with deaf children to have smoke alarms fitted that use vibrating pads or flashing lights to alert people to danger. Families should let the fire service know in advance that a child is deaf so that the correct alarm is brought along. Book a safety visit via https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/safety/the-home/home-fire-safety-visits/

Other news

Membership fees
If you haven’t already paid your membership for 2018, please do so now as we need your subs before you can attend any of our events. NLDCS asks for an annual fee of £5 per family, and this goes towards the costs of running our activities, which are often free or heavily subsidized. You can pay via bank transfer:

Bank details: HSBC
Account number: 11057901
Sort Code: 40-34-09
Reference your payment ‘membership’ and don’t forget to include your name. Thank you!

Donate to NLDCS when you buy and sell on Ebay

A reminder that NLDCS is now on eBay for Charity and the PayPal Giving Fund, so if you buy anything on eBay you can make an optional donation at the same time. Likewise, when you sell you can choose to make a donation from the proceeds: https://charity.ebay.co.uk/charity/North-London-Deaf-Children’s-Society/2457394
PayPal Giving Fund also collects donations through Humble Bundle, so you can donate to NLDCS when buying games online.

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Deaf Matters
North London Deaf Children’s Society

June 2018

Welcome to our summer newsletter.

It was great to see so many families at our party, pottery painting session and fire station visit, and we hope that even more of you will take part in the fabulous activities and events we’ve got lined up over the next few months. Please scroll down to find out what’s on – and don’t forget to book asap.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Best wishes
NLDCS committee

Dates for the diary

NLDCS events

Cycling at Lee Valley

Date: Sunday 24th June 2018
Time: 11am-approx 1pm
Venue: Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3AB
Age: 2-18

How to get there: Nearest station is Stratford (20 mins walk)
4 hours free parking is available. You’ll need to enter your car registration number at a terminal in the venue.

We’re offering your children the chance to enjoy some Olympic action in cycling sessions at the VeloPark. We’ve arranged 3 sessions for different age groups and abilities:

Activity Age range Time
VeloBalance 2-5 yrs (non-riders) 11.30 – 12.30
Pedal up 6 – 10 yrs must be able to ride a bike 12.30 – 1.30
Mountain biking 10 yrs+ must be confident riders 11.45 – 12.45

Cycling slots lots last an hour, and children and families are also invited on a tour of the venue, including the iconic Velodrome. Tours start at 11.30 and 12.30, so you can do this either before or after the cycling. We’ll send further details closer to the date, but anticipate that everyone will meet at about 11.00 am.

VeloPark has very kindly agreed to fund the cost of the cycling and tours for NLDCS members and we expect places to fill up fast. Deaf children will be given priority, but we’ll try to accommodate hearing siblings. Communication support (funded by an NDCS local groups grant) will be available on the day, please make sure you tell us if your child/ren require signed support. We’re asking for £10 deposit per child, which will be refunded on the day. Make sure you turn up to get your deposit back!

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so to secure yours, please send a cheque with the completed booking form or email the booking form and make a bank transfer at the same time (including reference VELO). Deadline for booking this event is 18th June.

Email & Bank transfer: Denis Coelho, dencoelho@hotmail.com
Bank transfer:
HSBC
A/c No: 11057901
Sort Code: 40-34-09
Reference: VELO
Or post & cheque: Denis Coelho, 10 Brendon Way, Enfield, Middx EN1 2LE

Playtime at Little Dinosaurs

Date: Sunday 15th July 2018
Time: 10am
Venue: Little Dinosaurs, The Grove, Alexandra Park N22 7AY (www.littledinosaurs.co.uk)
Age: 5 and under

How to get there: By car – The Grove has its own free 80 space car park (next turning after the garden centre).
On foot – nearest entrance to Little Dinosaurs is behind the bus stop on Muswell Hill, just down from the Broadway.
Nearest stations and buses: Highgate Tube then 43 or 143 bus; East Finchley Tube then 102 bus, Wood Green Tube then 144 bus, Finsbury Park tube and W7.

This tried and tested venue is always very popular with pre-schoolers, so whether you’ve a toddler, baby or both, come and meet other parents of local deaf children in safe, fun surroundings. There’s a great cafe serving yummy food, free parking and both an indoor soft play area and an outdoor playground so fun’s guaranteed for everyone, whatever the weather.

Normal entry price: £4.95 for a 90-min play session (2 hours if buying. food at the cafe). £1 for babies under 12 months.

Special offer for members: NLDCS is contributing £2 for every deaf child aged 5 and under who attends.

For more information, and to let us know if you planning to attend, please contact Kam Makram, kammak101@gmail.com

White Water Rafting

Date: Friday 24th August 2018
Time: 9.30am – approx 12.30pm
Venue: Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Herts EN9 1AB
Age: strictly 10+

How to get there: 10 mins from junction 25 or 26 of the M25. Find directions for different modes of travel at https://www.gowhitewater.co.uk/visitor-info/how-to-get-here

Older kids are invited to take part in a thrilling white water rafting experience on the Olympic course at this iconic venue. Prices normally start at £38 per person, but Lee Valley Community Fund has very kindly agreed to fund costs for NLDCS members, so places are free. Communication support (funded by an NDCS local groups grant) will be available on the day, please make sure you tell us if your child/ren require signed support. Deaf children will be given priority, but we’ll try to accommodate hearing siblings and are asking for a £10 deposit per child, to be refunded on the day. Make sure you turn up to get your deposit back!

Please arrive promptly as there will be a full safety briefing and assessment before going out on the water, and anyone who misses this will not be able to take part. All safety equipment will be provided.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, so to secure yours, please either send a cheque with the booking form, or email the booking form and make a bank transfer (including reference WATER). The deadline for booking is 10th August.

Email & bank transfer: Esther Conway, esther@conwayfamily.co.uk
Bank transfer:
HSBC
A/c No: 11057901
Sort Code: 40-34-09
Reference: WATER
Post & cheque: Esther Conway, 6 The Causeway, London N2 0PR

Details of what to bring and wear will be shared after bookings have been made.

* Children remain the responsibility of their parents/carers throughout all our events and will be expected to remain on site.

Save the date

Tour of Arsenal stadium – Saturday 30th June

Time: 11am-1pm
Age: 5+
Address: Armoury Entrance, Hornsey Road, Emirates Stadium, London, N5 1BU

More details, with booking information coming soon so please watch out for our email. Spaces will be first come first serve.

Family Discovery Day at the British Library– Saturday 22nd September

Time: 12noon – 4pm
Venue: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
Age: all
Nearest station: King’s Cross or Euston. V limited parking on nearby streets.

This fun-packed family day is fully accessible for deaf children and now held annually. It’s run by Camden Family Learning, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children and the British Museum, and this year we’re returning to the British Library where the event, called Festival of Treasures, is inspired by the amazing treasures held in the library’s collection. NLDCS will have a stand, so do come and say hello!

Captioned performance of Aladdin – Friday 28th September

We’re in the process of arranging subsidized tickets to a captioned performance of this spectacular West End musical, suitable for age 6+. Please put the date in your diary and we’ll be in touch once we have full booking details.

What’s been happening

Pottery painting on 24th March

‘A great turn out for the latest NLDCS event at Fired Treasures in Mill Hill,’ says mum Sharon. ‘In total 21 children attended and chose a variety of pottery items to paint including plates, bowls, cups and tea pots, to name but a few. Even some parents couldn’t resist having a go and it was lovely to see some new members join in the fun. Special thanks to Ben for being our BSL communicator on the day who was a big hit with the children and parents alike.’

Fire station visit on 29th April

13 families attended Mill Hill Fire Station on a chilly day to meet the firemen and learn about their job and fire safety. The children were invited to explore the fire engine and much to their delight, take a turn on the hose.

‘My boys were over the moon to join the trip to Mill Hill Fire station organised by NLDCS,’ says Denitsa, a mum. ‘In preparation, we’d been acting out the fire fighters’ job at home. My elder son, Toma who is proudly deaf, was excited to meet new deaf friends and see a friend from his own school. He was extremely inquisitive to find out how things work in the fire engine and the firefighters were happy to answer his questions. Overall we had a great time and I am looking forward to attending the next event with NLDCS. Thank you once again for making us part of it.’

And a big thank you to the London Fire Brigade team, especially Fire Officer Matt Load, at Mill Hill for making everyone feel very welcome.

Smoke alarm fittings
The London Fire Brigade can arrange for families with deaf children to have smoke alarms fitted that use vibrating pads or flashing lights to alert people to danger. Families should let the fire service know in advance that a child is deaf so that the correct alarm is brought along. Book a safety visit via https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/safety/the-home/home-fire-safety-visits/

Other news

Membership fees
If you haven’t already paid your membership for 2018, please do so now as we need your subs before you can attend any of our events. NLDCS asks for an annual fee of £5 per family, and this goes towards the costs of running our activities, which are often free or heavily subsidized. You can pay via bank transfer:

Bank details: HSBC
Account number: 11057901
Sort Code: 40-34-09
Reference your payment ‘membership’ and don’t forget to include your name. Thank you!

Donate to NLDCS when you buy and sell on Ebay

A reminder that NLDCS is now on eBay for Charity and the PayPal Giving Fund, so if you buy anything on eBay you can make an optional donation at the same time. Likewise, when you sell you can choose to make a donation from the proceeds: https://charity.ebay.co.uk/charity/North-London-Deaf-Children’s-Society/2457394
PayPal Giving Fund also collects donations through Humble Bundle, so you can donate to NLDCS when buying games online.

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POSTPONED!

Due to factors outside our control, we are sorry we can not deliver this trip. We hope we will be able to reschedule.

Tour of Arsenal stadium – Saturday 30th June

Time: 11am-1pm
Age: 5+
Address: Armoury Entrance, Hornsey Road, Emirates Stadium, London, N5 1BU