Volunteer artists bring glass work and printing workshops to Hamilton Lodge

Local Brighton artists Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings and Miranda Ellis have been volunteering their time and their creative skills to the pupils of Hamilton Lodge through regular workshops. As part of their innovative collaboration ‘Eye 2 Eye’, Omeima; a deaf textiles artist and Miranda; a glass artist and BSL interpreter, have been giving some lucky pupils the … Read more »

Former student in marathon effort for deaf education

Oliver Westbury, a former student at Hamilton Lodge, ran this year’s London Marathon to support three deaf schools. This was his 26th marathon and he has run marathons in 26 countries. You can read more about Oliver’s personal challenge combining running and travelling on his website here.  He ran the London marathon in 3hrs 14 … Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action!

A film crew from Blue Marlin Television came into school lastweek. They had chosen Hamilton Lodge as a location to do some filming for a BSLZone Christmas special and asked our secondary pupils to do some acting, too. Pupils worked really hard and had great fun acting out part of the song, ‘The Twelve Days … Read more »

Football fans give generously to our appeal

Staff and family members helped our fundraising appeal for our new sensory room last Saturday by collecting at the Whitehawk FC and Dulwich football match. Fans were really friendly to us and very generous. We raised £380.11 towards our appeal. We enjoyed the match too. If you would like to donate towards our appeal please … Read more »

Snow closure on 13th January

Due to forecasts of bad weather including snow and ice we are taking the precaution of closing the school on Friday 13th January (tomorrow). We are open on Monday as usual but you can check here or on our Facebook page for updates. This precaution is for the safety of pupils in travelling distances in potentially … Read more »

Aladdin Christmas Play Photos

We had another successful Christmas Play… raising money for our new sensory room with ticket sales and the raffle. Thanks to everyone who put on the play, helpers, and the actors it was a great success. Also, thank you to our parents, carers and school supporters who came along.  We have put together a gallery … Read more »

Deputy Mayor at Christmas Play

Deputy Mayor of the City of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Mo Marsh, came to see our school performance of Aladdin today. She will be Mayor from next May and is keen to return then to our school events.  Councillor Marsh also stayed to have lunch with our Principal, David Couch and the students and staff … Read more »

Sensory Room Appeal Launches

We are fundraising for a sensory room to support our pupils emotional well-being and learning. In September, we opened a new specialist provision for deaf children with complex needs. A sensory room would give them the chance to play and relax in a space tailored to their needs.  We estimate that the sensory room will … Read more »

Brighton and Hove: A deaf friendly city

The city council held an independent inquiry into Fairness for our city and made sure that the deaf community were included by presenting information in British Sign Language (BSL). You can find out more about what they did here via this BSL video:  Fairness Commission in BSL As a result of this work the Council … Read more »

Hill House Tea Party

The care staff and pupils at our new specialist provision opened Hill House for a lovely tea party on 17th November. Although the provision is specialist for deaf children with additional disabilities and support needs it is very much part of our whole school life and friendships are growing across the school. Everybody enjoyed celebrating … Read more »

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