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Fun day for deaf children at Belmont Farm, Mill Hill
Deaf children spent a day in the life of a farmer during a fun day at a Mill Hill petting zoo.
The Jewish Deaf Association held a family fun day out at Belmont Children’s Farm, The Ridgeway, on Saturday.
Children from eight months to 18-years-old enjoyed tractor rides and met more than 30 different types of animals, including chicks, rabbits, goats, wallabies, alpacas and lemurs.
During the day, parents of deaf children were able to meet and support others in a similar situation.
The association's executive director Sue Cipin said, “For many deaf children in mainstream education, they never get the opportunity to meet other children who are like them.
“Our event at Belmont Farm was a great opportunity for these kids to interact and for once not feel different from their peers.
“As well as being great fun, the day also offered parents a chance to network and to share their experiences of bringing up a deaf child.”
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