Beaumont College Lancaster student is expert in sign language

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A Beaumont College Lancaster student has been recognised for his exceptional signing skills at an educational conference.

Sean, 22, of Morecambe, has emerged as an expert in signing and captivated the audience at the Salutem Care and Education conference with his exceptional signing skills.

Sean's association with Salutem Care and Education has been a transformative experience, as he has been a student at Beaumont College in Lancaster for the past three years.

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During his time at Beaumont College, Sean has showcased his immense talent and commitment, serving as a valued member of both the student council and the signing choir. Despite his upcoming departure, Sean plans to continue his relationship with Beaumont College, highlighting the profound impact it has had on his personal growth.

Sean on stage at Lancaster Pride.Sean on stage at Lancaster Pride.
Sean on stage at Lancaster Pride.

Born with significant hearing loss and experiencing challenges with his eyesight, Sean has persevered, overcoming obstacles with unparalleled determination.

Diagnosed with Downs Syndrome, Sean has become an advocate for Makaton signing, a communication method he has not only mastered but also teaches to others.

His dedication to inclusivity and fostering understanding led him to participate in the Lancaster Pride Festival, where he shared his signing talents on stage.

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Sean's talents extend beyond signing, as he also plays the drums in Bay Beats, a local street band in Morecambe. He finds immense joy in music and musicals and John Godden of Salutem, treated Sean and his mother, Caroline, to tickets for the critically acclaimed musical, "Greatest Days," after the conference.

Lancaster Beaumont College student Sean is an expert in sign language skills.Lancaster Beaumont College student Sean is an expert in sign language skills.
Lancaster Beaumont College student Sean is an expert in sign language skills.

Caroline, Sean's proud mother, reflects on her son's incredible journey, said: “I couldn't be prouder of Sean and all that he has achieved. Beaumont College has provided him with an amazing experience, treating him as an adult and allowing him to flourish into the wonderful young man he is today. Despite his difficult start in life, where he was dependent on oxygen and had no hearing, he has defied the odds and become an inspiration to us all."

John Godden, chief executive of Salutem Care and Education said: “I wholeheartedly congratulate Sean on his exceptional accomplishments, celebrate his indomitable spirit and the positive impact he continues to make on everyone he meets. Beaumont College is committed to providing an inclusive and nurturing environment where individuals like Sean can thrive and reach their fullest potential.”

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