World’s largest ear teaches hearing

The Bionic Ear Roadshow will be visiting Sebert Wood Primary School.
The Bionic Ear Roadshow will be visiting Sebert Wood Primary School.
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PUPILS at a primary school on Moreton Hall were introduced to the topic of deafness in a unique way last week.

On Friday, 250 students at Sebert Wood Primary School, in Sebert Road, were visited by ‘the world’s largest ear’ – a 22ft long display of the hearing system from ear to brain.

The visit, by the Bionic Ear Roadshow, was part of a Bionic Ear Outreach Project run by Deafness Research UK, a medical charity that funds research into deafness.

Lynda Senior, leader of key stage two, said that it allowed key stage one and key stage two pupils to enjoy a fun and interactive educational show about hearing.

“It helped them to understand how we hear, what happens when we begin to lose our hearing and how we can protect our hearing for the future – it was a fantastic way to spend a Friday afternoon,” she said.

The Bionic Ear Roadshow is based in London but travels throughout the country with its shows. It is so popular that it took staff at Sebert Wood three years to book it.

“It was really fascinating – it was one of the best outside agencies we’ve had in school for years,” said Mrs Senior.