The Birmingham REP has been in parntership with Braidwood School for the Deaf for the last four years. Bhavik Parmar, Head of Education at the REP has been the lead drama practitioner in the school working alongside all the young people across the school to devise performances, explore social issues, explore creative storytelling and give young people a chance to express through drama. Having seen the benefits of drama education with young people, Braidwood decided to implement a BTEC Drama course within the school curriculum giving young people an incredible opportunity to gain a qualification through their drama education. This past summer 8 young people became the first cohort of deaf young people to acheive this qualification which both the school and the REP celebrate. Bhavik is keen to see how we can continue to develop opportunities for deaf young people in his new role as Head of Education and hopes to find ways to create links with Braidwood's feeder primary school, Longwill Primary school as well as projects with Birmingham Institute for the Deaf.