Deaf students celebrate graduation

Jonathan Hajebi and Adam Rea SUS-161021-104321001
Jonathan Hajebi and Adam Rea SUS-161021-104321001
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Two deaf students from Northbrook College have celebrated their recent graduation with creative degrees.

Jonathan Hajebi and Adam Rea were supported throughout their studies by qualified communication support workers - using British sign language - and a specialist tutor for deaf learners.

Jonathan Hajebi studied at Northbrook College for eight years, progressing through college level courses before embarking on a foundation degree in acting. All of his productions integrated sign language into the script and performances were interpreted into British sign language by a qualified member of staff.

Sarah Maynard, Communication Support Worker, said, “Jonathan has grown in confidence and independence over the years at Northbrook as well as developing his practical and academic skills.”

Adam Rea started studying at Northbrook in 2013 on the foundation degree in photography, covering fashion, editorial and advertising photography. Adam achieved a 2:1 BA (hons) degree and has developed his professional skills as a photographer.

Sarah added: “I have worked with and supported both learners in the classroom as a Communication Support Worker and feel privileged to have been part of their academic growth and success. It was a huge honour for me to sign for Jon and Adam, as well as their guests, at the graduation ceremony and I wish them both all the very best for their next steps after Northbrook.”

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