Staff and pupils at Knightsfield School in Welwyn Garden City will "celebrate deafness" this summer at KnightsFest.

The event takes place from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday, July 17, and primary schools from nearby and further afield with hearing impairment units have been invited to join the celebrations.

Visitors can meet the school's heads of houses - all of whom are deaf - including Raymond Antrobus, Melanie Clarke, Jack Haddock and Reece Cattermole, who will run workshops throughout the day.

There will be appearances from hearing dogs, Herts Disabled Sports, Romanian dance, DJ Harry, Phoenix Club, Switch Sports and more.

Past and present Knightsfield pupils will take part in the celebrations alongside staff, parents and new pupils who will be starting at the school in September.


The school will also be saying goodbye to their headteacher of seven years, Suzanne Thrower, who is retiring.

A spokesperson for the school said: "Suzanne arrived at the school in 2017 when it had only 30 pupils and it has grown in both size and reputation under her visionary leadership since then. 

"The school wishes her every success as she moves on to new adventures!"

Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Cllr Frank Marsh will also attend.