JENNY BARRETT DEAF CHILD ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The Jenny Barrett Deaf Child Achievement Awards are in memory of Jenny Barrett who was one of our Hearing Support Service advisory teachers. Jenny passed away unexpectedly in 2002, which was a huge shock to everyone. Dorset Deaf Children's Society decided to set up these annual awards in her memory, with the first award being made in 2003.
The first award in 2003 was for all ages but DDCS in later years decided to split the award in two. The Junior Award, for children up to 11 years old, and the Senior Award for children and young people 12 to 18 years old.
Jenny's husband, Robin Barrett, was the Hearing Support Service Educational Audiologist and is now retired. He is a judge for the awards along with Keith Simmons from Bournemouth Deaf Club and our DDCS chairman Kevin Forbes.