Paul Harrison: Role Models

Paul was born in 1985 in Hillingdon, London. He lived with his family in Uxbridge and attended a special deaf school in St. Albans from the age of three. From age eleven Paul attended the same school's secondary department attached to a mainstream secondary school. At sixteen he continued on to a local college and from there on to university.

Here Paul describes the importance of having and being role models for Deaf young people.


At sixteen, there were no Deaf role models for me. When I’m forty, children of six will be able to look up to me and see everything that can be achieved. A connection is there. It’s been a problem. Deaf people do need to get on for themselves, but also to become role models for younger Deaf people to aspire to.

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