X-Factor finalist Lucy Spraggan visited Hamilton Lodge deaf school in Brighton today (Wednesday 2 April).
The 22-year-old singer-songwriter is to learn sign language at the school in Walpole Road, Brighton.
She is also keen to help students at the school with songwriting and learning to play music.
Hamilton Lodge principal Graham Sheppard said: “Lucy described to students how she writes her own songs and what it was like to take part in the X-Factor.
“She answered all the questions students put to her and she clearly has a deep passion for tackling any discrimination and disadvantage that people face.
“We are delighted that she will not only be learning British Sign Language with us but also helping our students with songwriting and playing music.
“It is lovely that she is taking such a keen interest in how we support our deaf students.”
She said: “I was so overwhelmed and inspired by both the students and teachers.
“There’s a real sense of community and such a lovely atmosphere at Hamilton Lodge. So many friendly faces and such a fantastic place to have available for deaf students to learn and grow while gaining independence from the support offered.
“I’m going to be learning British Sign Language with all of the great people at Hamilton lodge and I can’t wait to be part of it.”
Just met all the gang at @HamiltonLodge; what an incredible bunch. They’re going to be helping me with my sign language, I can’t wait!
— Lucy Spraggan (@lspraggan) April 2, 2014