What is Auslan Fingerspelling Bee?
The Auslan Fingerspelling Bee Challenge is like any other spelling bee... but it has a massive twist! Students will not only need to spell the words correctly, they can only spell using the Auslan alphabet - finger spelling each word.
We are challenging your school to add Auslan Fingerspelling into the curriculum in a fun and interactive way, whilst teaching your students about inclusion and acceptance. As well as Auslan Fingerspelling, we want your students to set a fundraising goal to help raise awareness and vital funds for children with hearing loss.
The benefits to your students
Providing and supporting education is at the forefront of what we do. By holding an Auslan Fingerspelling Bee Challenge, you will help RIDBC to raise vital funds for children who are deaf or have hearing loss, whilst teaching your students about inclusion and acceptance.
Creating a fundraising page builds a platform for students and teachers to stay up to date with the schools fundraising tally, whilst teaching the students the importance of giving back to the community at an early age. This lesson in philanthropy is an invaluable life lesson which can enable a more supportive community.
Through participating in the Auslan Fingerspelling Bee Challenge and fundraising with RIDBC, students will learn a new way to communicate their ABC's and develop specific skills in line with the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools including;
- Self-awareness and awareness of children with vision or hearing loss and their needs
- Empowerment, gratitude, understanding and tolerance
- Leadership and collaboration skills
- Fulfilment in supporting other students just like them
- Compassion, respect, fulfilment and pride
How your support helps
Challenge your students to raise funds with RIDBC so we can reach a common goal - ensuring support for children who are deaf or have hearing loss - to give all children equal access to communication, education, literacy, therapy and health services, to enable them to live a life where nothing holds them back.
The money raised by your students enables RIDBC to continue providing in-school support services to students so they have the opportunity to attend and integrate into mainstream schooling.