Of course, we have been using sign language in our school for some time now - every time we give applause, we use ISL applause, which does not involve clapping your hands but rather waving them in the air. This is a great way to give applause as it is less overwhelming for everyone, especially those who experience sensory overload. Ask your child how we give applause (or bualadh bos, as we call it - the Irish for "clap hands" - its pronounced "boola bus") in assembly and they can teach you.
At assembly on Friday, everyone learned how to communicate "Hello" in ISL. Ask your child to teach that to you too and soon we will all be using ISL with one another!
It is wonderful that this language has now been acknowledged and recognised by our government and we look forward to seeing lots more ISL being used across all of Ireland.