‘I end up not communicating’: How deaf pupils are coping with face masks in the classroom

One pupil tells Zoe Tidman new masks measure in schools can ‘feel quite isolating’

Dinah Mandell, Elliot Chisholm and Hollie Lewis have faced challenges amid new face mask guidance for classrooms
Dinah Mandell, Elliot Chisholm and Hollie Lewis have faced challenges amid new face mask guidance for classrooms

“I have found it difficult communicating with the students in my classes,” Molly Suter, a Year 13 pupil, tells The Independent

Schools across England have been bringing students back this week, with new government recommendations to wear face masks in secondary school classrooms until at least Easter.

But deaf students say this measure has proved a new challenge.

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