The Midlands’ Deaf Roots & Pride team took a trip to the fantastic Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordshire for a day of twists and turns on the park’s many rides and attractions.
The day was made extra special as it was planned and organised by one of the Project’s Mentees (young Deaf person) whose goal it is to become more independent and confident in their own abilities. The group had an absolute blast and it was great seeing so many happy faces.
Sean, the Mentoring Officer for DRP Midlands said:
“It was fabulous to see all the young Deaf people enjoying themselves. Everyone was swapping experiences, stories, etc. as they came from various backgrounds, schools, some oral, some signing, etc. It was great to see they all clicked together very well, which is beneficial for everyone. They all enjoyed the rides as well, I think I am a bit too old for rides as I get the shakes once I get off! One of the Mentees decided to organise the event with no experience or know-how in event organising. We empowered him to organise the event with support from his Mentor, and guess what? He did it! This is what Deaf Roots & Pride is for; empowering young Deaf people to become confident, independent and to become the leaders of tomorrow. I’m looking forward to seeing what our young Deaf people organise next!”