City signs up to BSL Charter at our Summer Fete 10th June

On Saturday 10th June, Brighton and Hove City Council and the British Deaf Association will sign the BSL (British Sign Language) Charter. Hamilton Lodge School and College for Deaf Children are proud to host this historic event. Historic for the national deaf community and for the inclusiveness of the city here in Brighton and Hove. The signing event will be attended by the city’s Mayor, Cllr Mo Marsh and the Leader of the Council, Cllr Warren Morgan.


Children and young people from Hamilton Lodge School and College have actively participated in bringing this agreement about. They attended and participated in local deaf community group events and attended council committee meetings to communicate their views directly to councillors about the importance to them and their lives of the city taking this step.


Principal, David Couch said: “We work hard to ensure our pupils develop both the language and confidence to participate in their community. I am very proud of pupils who attended the council meeting to persuade councillors that this was the right decision. Holding this event at our school summer fete means our pupils can see the direct result of their hard work. What greater positive lesson can there be for our pupils in the value of expressing their views  for themselves and their community than witnessing this event?” 


The summer fete is open to both the local community and the deaf community around the country and is free to attend. The event is a deaf inclusive family fun day with activities for all ages. It is on Saturday 10th June 2017 11am – 4pm at our school in Brighton. If you would like more information on attending the event please email  


The fete will have family friendly activities and stalls. So do join us! 


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