Wanstead sign language project: a community success story


A number of Wanstead residents have started learning British Sign Language (BSL) following the publication of an article in the Wanstead Village Directory last year.

“Nine people contacted me after the article appeared. Three of them do not use technology, so we were only able to meet once before the autumn lockdown. Others joined me for weekly Zoom sessions. At Christmas, some of us joined a signing choir to learn how to sign carols,” said Lorna Paterson, who established the Wanstead BSL Project.