Josh is sixteen, he is hard of hearing, and wears hearing aids having suffered from meningitis as a young child. As a result he attends a residential school for deaf children and young people. When his funding for the school is withdrawn, he is forced to return to mainstream education.
This powerful play follows Josh’s experiences in his new school and the relationships he builds. Regularly tormented and increasingly isolated at school and home, Josh gradually breaks down the barriers between himself and his hearing school mates through friendship.
Regular use of mobile phones linked to ear ringing
People who use mobile phones regularly may be putting themselves at risk of developing a debilitating ear condition.
A small study published today suggests that using a mobile for at least four years seems to be linked to a doubling in the risk of developing chronic tinnitus, a persistent ringing or hissing in the ear.
A ‘sign’ of the times at Middlewich Primary School
Children in Middlewich have become the first in Cheshire to achieve a national qualification in sign language.
Nine youngsters from Middlewich Primary School and one girl from St Mary’s School have passed the same assessment that is given to adults.
Channel 4 aims to offer subtitles on all programmes and films across TV and online by next January as part of a package of measures to improve its access services.
The core C4 channel currently subtitles about 90% of its shows, but the broadcaster plans to step this up, with a pledge to move towards 100% across its whole portfolio from next month. The move is a signifi cant step up for Film 4, which currently subtitles just 35% of its movies, More 4 (41%) and E4 (60%).