YOUNG people have shown that the signs are right for them with hard work producing a British Sign Language Award.

It is never too late to learn and be enthusiastic about adding to qualifications already gained and students at Lochgelly High School and Dunfermline's Queen Anne High School have certainly proved this.

A special award ceremony was held at Lochgelly and it was especially thrilling for the tutor that students from both schools were able to celebrate this evening together.

Tutor Maria Gilmour was delighted that eight students were able to be present on the night.

Maria said: “A huge well done to all my students from Lochgelly High School Community Use and Queen Anne High School who embraced the learning from the outset and worked tirelessly, showing commitment and determination to pass their Level 1 BSL.

"Some of the students have progressed and started their Level 2 in BSL and as well as being very proud of their achievement, I wish them all the best in the future”.

The depute rector from Queen Anne also commented: “We are delighted at the success of our pupils who have achieved the British Sign Language Level 1 awards.

"Our pupils worked very hard with their tutor, putting in extra hours outwith their timetabled periods to ensure success. The British Sign Language Award is a welcome addition to our broad curriculum for pupils in S5 and S6. Pupils who have completed the course over the past couple of years have said that it was a very enjoyable and useful experience.”

Both groups from Lochgelly and Queen Anne can certainly recommend the BSL Level 1 Certificate Course and their tutor to anyone who has been thinking of this just to learn but also for anyone who has been facing the difficulties of relatives’ loss of hearing or their own.

A six week taster block is planned from 23rd October to 27th November 6.30-8.00 Cost £37.80 Adults, Juniors over 12 £27.00. Fifestyle Concessions Apply. The full course for next year will commence in September 2020. This is eligible for ITA funding.