Aria’s Personal Passion Project
My goal was to learn sign language and teach my fellow peers. I taught private lessons and the money I charged for that is going to the deaf unit at Freyberg High School. I chose to do this as my project because I have a deaf grandad who can’t talk so I wanted a way to communicate with him. Also my late nana taught at the deaf unit at Freyberg High School and earned a Queen’s Service Medal so I wanted to raise money for them.
Basically my research was learning New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) I used most of my spare time in the term 1 holiday to practice my NZSL and I also still practice new terms and words every so often. I learnt it by using websites that my mum found for me and a book that my grandad gave me. When I let the girls I teach choose what they learn I have to learn some new words too!
My Next Steps:
My mum managed to arrange for me a day at the deaf unit at Freyberg on the 1st of July. I am looking forward to that I am also giving my money to them on that day.
I need to arrange with Mrs Compton-Moen and Miss Fairhall to teach my class a couple of skills.