The Oxfordshire Deaf Children’s Society (ODCS) is a charity that provides opportunities for families with deaf and hearing impaired children in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area to get together for mutual support and to have fun. Most of our members are parents and we have one aim in common: the welfare of hearing impaired children and their families.

Oxford Playhouse Workshop

The Oxford Playhouse is currently workshopping a show aimed at deaf and hearing impaired children and their families. The show is called Blocks, and is an improvised adventure using cardboard boxes where the audience teach the performer language.

They are hoping to try out some ideas with a target audience of early years and key stage 1 children (but can be slightly younger or older).  If possible, they would like to run two sessions. One is Tuesday 25th July at 2.30, and one on Thursday 27th July at 10.30. It should be around 1 to 2 hours. These would both be in the Top Room at the Oxford Playhouse.

ODCS have been asked to exclusively take part.  if you are interested in attending please email Marianne.tiley@btinternet.com and please let me know which session you would like to attend.

 

 

Funding for DELTA Summer School 2017

 

If you would like to apply to us for funding to attend the 2017 DELTA Summer School, please submit your General Funds application form by 22nd June 2017. We cannot accept applications after this date.

The DELTA Summer School will take place from 22 – 25 July 2017 in Cardiff.  It will provide advice, support and encouragement to families of deaf children of pre-school and primary school age. For more information download the attached fliers

Summer School flyer – primary school aged 2017(Final)

Summer School flyer – pre-school 2017

Green Dragon Eco Farm Trip

Families with pre-school and primary aged children are invited to join us at the Green Dragon Eco Farm on Sunday 30th April 2017. Please plan to arrive at 10am
The farm is situated in Hogshaw, between Buckingham and Aylesbury, and has a range of activities for the whole family. Attractions include a feeding barn with baby animals, petting area, adventure playground, go karts, soft play barn and messy play barn. For more details visit the website.
We will pay for your entrance to the farm, but you will need to bring your own picnic (if the weather is good) and/or pay for your own refreshments from the cafe. To book places you need to email Marianne at marianne.tilley@btinternet.com by the 17th April. Transport may be available if needed.

NDCS event for families of deaf children aged 2-4 years, Oxford 22April2017

Please find attached a flyer promoting an upcoming NDCS event that is for families of deaf children aged 2 – 4 years old. The event will be held at Jury’s Inn Oxford.
Booking is essential, families can download a copy of the booking form from our website; http://www.ndcs.org.uk/whats_on/events/events_for_families_and_parents/starting_school_7.html
also attached a copy of the booking form to this email.
You can find all of the NDCS family events on our website here; http://www.ndcs.org.uk/family_support/how_ndcs_can_help/family_programme_events/index.html
All of the NDCS youth events are on our website here; http://www.ndcs.org.uk/whats_on/events/events_for_children_and_young_people/
For general event queries, please email: events@ndcs.org.uk



Bumblebees November Meet Up

Bumblebees is our after-school club for deaf children and their siblings and parents. Our next meet up is at Bicester Bowl, on Monday 7 November 2016 at 3.45 pm, so we can start bowling at 4 pm. We will pay for bowling and food for the children.

If you would like to come along please contact Daniela Cesco on 07803 709 518 or email blade.runner@talktalk.net.

Panto Time

We have organised tickets for Cinderella at Oxford Playhouse Theatre, for a captioned performance on Wednesday 28 December 2016 at 7 pm, and a signed performance on Sunday 8 January at 11 am.

ODCS will pay for the deaf child. Tickets for one friend or sibling will be subsidised to £6.50, and we have arranged a discounted price of £13.00 for everyone else. Please order your tickets from us by 27 November in order to take advantage of these prices. Email Jenny on djennywren@aol.com or click here panto 2016 for more contact details.

Christmas Party 2016

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Hope you can come to our Christmas Party on Saturday 3 December 2016 from 12 – 3 pm at The Millennium Hall, Horton Cum Studley, OX33 1BF.

Lunch will be served at 12.30 pm, and will be followed by entertainment, arts and crafts, a small raffle, a tombola and, of course, Father Christmas with a gift for every child.  The party is suitable for children aged 0–12 but if you have teenagers who would like to help out please let us know.

Please reply to Jenny Davies (djennywren@aol.com) by 29 November and let her know the names and ages of the children attending. Siblings and one friend are welcome, but don’t forget to send us their details too!

Bumblebees October Meet Up

Bumblebees is our after-school club for deaf children and their siblings and parents. Our next meet up is at Bicester Bowl, on Monday 3 October 2016 at 3.45 pm, so we can start bowling at 4 pm. We will pay for bowling and food for the children.

If you would like to come along please contact Daniela Cesco on 07803 709 518 or email blade.runner@talktalk.net.

Bumblebees September Meet Up

Bumblebees is our after-school club for deaf children and their siblings and parents. Our next meet up is at Bicester Bowl, on Monday 12 September 2016 at 3.45 pm, so we can start bowling at 4 pm. We will pay for bowling and food for the children.

If you would like to come along please contact Daniela Cesco on 07803 709 518 or email blade.runner@talktalk.net.