Two pupils at Aldercar Community Language College have learnt sign language so they are able to communicate with their friend.
Jodie Iles, 12, and Joy Price, 11, have started learning sign language at the school in order to be able to communicate with Amy Worrell, 11, who is hearing impaired.
For many years, the college has offered specialist provision for deaf and hearing impaired students, teaching British Sign Language and supporting deaf and HI students in their classes.
Deputy principal David Windsor said: “A really positive off shoot of this programme has emerged in the form of a group of Year Seven friends, one of whom is deaf.
“Joy and Jodie learned the basics of BSL so that, in their words, they can be ‘better friends’ with Amy.”
Aldercar’s head of the deaf and hearing impaired department, Yvonne Hanna, is delighted with this development and convinced that it represents the truly inclusive nature of the school.