PUPILS at High Coniscliffe Primary School were all ears when an innovative Deafness Research show rolled into class.

The Bionic Ear Show, run by national charity Deafness Research UK, features the ‘World’s Largest Ear’- a huge model showing how the ear works.

The interactive show is presented by former teacher Tobin May who uses various activities to illustrate how hearing works and raises awareness of the issues faced by people who wear cochlear implants, so-called ‘bionic ears’.

High Coniscliffe deputy headteacher Margaret Cooke said the event had been a huge success: “It was very engaging; a lovely presentation aimed at the right level for the children.

“Last year we had an organisation visit to give the children the experience of being in a wheelchair; it is important for us to raise awareness and understanding of disabilities with the children,” she said.

The Bionic Ear Show is sponsored by the Big Lottery Fund and travels the country, adapting its content to suit the age of its audience.