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Deaf-Friendly Surfing Taster Day

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Surf Steps

Undercliff Drive

Bournemouth

BH5 1BN

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The National Deaf Children’s Society and Surf Steps are running a deaf-friendly surfing taster session. Deaf young people are invited to come along and give surfing a try with help from fully qualified deaf-aware instructors.

Communication support with be provided and the event is completely free for deaf children to attend.

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What age is this event suitable for?

Deaf young people of all ages are welcome to attend - we recommend that the session is most suitable for 8 - 16 year olds.

Is this event suitable for non-swimmers?

We recommend that young people are able to swim 25 metres+ unaided (one length of a swimming pool) to take part in this session.

Can hearing siblings attend?

Yes - hearing siblings are welcome to attend, but unfortunately NDCS cannot cover the cost of the session for hearing siblings. The cost for hearing siblings is £20 each which can be paid directly to Surf Steps on the day.

Do parents / carers need to go in the water?

No, parents do not go in the water for this event. The children will be supervised in the water by the Surf Steps team with extra supervision and communication support provided by NDCS.

Do parents / carers need to stay on site?

Yes. Unfortunately the NDCS team cannot take responsibility for medication or valuables while the children are surfing, so we ask that parents / carers stay on site throughout the session.

What do I need to bring?

  • Swimming costume / trunks

  • Towel

  • Locker money (20p or £1 coin)

Optional:

  • Goggles

  • Swimming hat

  • Shampoo and shower gel

  • Camera

  • Flip flops / pool shoes

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Surf Steps is based on Bournemouth beach, 500m from Boscombe pier. The nearest parking is at Bournemouth Coastal Activity Park on Undercliff Drive. Bournemouth train station is around a 25 minute walk or a 10 minute taxi journey.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about the day please contact Swimming Development Officer, Ashleigh Scott on 0121 234 6225 or email swimming@ndcs.org.uk.

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Undercliff Drive

Bournemouth

BH5 1BN

United Kingdom

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