AN eight-ton purple lorry on a special mission to help deaf children made a dramatic arrival at an East Renfrewshire school.

The mega-truck was bringing a roadshow to Isobel Mair School, in Newton Mearns, as part of a Scotland-wide tour by the National Deaf Children’s Society.

It turns into a hi-tech classroom specially designed to build confidence and self-esteem among deaf children and young people.

The charity used the occasion to showcase the latest technology and equipment available to deaf children, including flashing doorbells, vibrating alarm clocks and apps that can transform communication methods.

Mark Gill, of the charity’s roadshow team, who is deaf himself, said: “We’re travelling the country to help empower deaf children and young people and raise awareness of deafness among their friends, family and teachers.

“The roadshow has such a fantastic impact on the lives of deaf children and young people and it’s amazing to see that first-hand.

“By sharing information and developing everyone’s understanding of deafness, we are working towards a world without barriers for every deaf child.”

“Most importantly, we want to remind every deaf child that they have incredible potential."

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