Recently a pupil from Cathedral School was invited to St Thomas’ Hospital to help open the brand new Young People and Children’s Audiology Centre, called the Hummingbird Centre.
This is what said about the honour,
“On Wednesday afternoon my dad said something exciting was going to happen the following day. I couldn’t guess what is was and when he said that I was going to open a new clinic in St Thomas’ Hospital for the care of children with hearing loss, I thought, ‘Wow! Amazing! Fantastic!’
When it was time we were taken upstairs and there were some people waiting. The sign language person was my favourite because the way he did the sign language was encouraging. I liked the patterns of his hands and fingers.
I met a professor but I can’t remember his name, he was very kind and I shook his hand. He told me that I was a very lucky lad!
The professor said that I should help him open the centre because it is for children. There was red curtain that was shut and I had to pull a cord which opened the curtain and there was a plaque under the curtain. On the plaque there was writing which announced the new name The Hummingbird Centre (one lady thought that my name should be on the plaque too!)
Everybody clapped, I felt proud, more than proud! And Lottie, my teacher from Hearing Support Service was even more proud than that!”