We at Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust undertook a deaf awareness and introduction to British Sign Language Course recently, the course was delivered to our Community coaches, lead officer and senior staff. GTSET deliver sporting, educational and social inclusion activities across the region of North East Lincolnshire and as part of the `All Together Grimsby ` project who engages with several young people with disadvantages.
Adie Merrikin (Inclusion Officer) “We wanted to ensure that anyone that attends our sessions feels like they are included, we have engaged with young people either who have lost their hearing or have an impairment, We are lucky that the course was adapted to fit the needs of our coaches and other member here at Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust that was vital for the needs of our coaches and staff to give them the tools to feel confident. We have since been able to communicate better with the young people who have been taken a little by surprise with the new skills of the team”.
We at Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust will continue to upskill our coaches on further courses to ensure that the needs of our audience are met.