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Wednesday 16th June, BBC2, 1pm

SH Line Producer | 17:10 UK time, Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Having recently visited the Chelsea Flower Show, today See Hear visits another stalwart of the British summer, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (otherwise known as Wimbledon!), as Radha and Memnos help get us in the mood for next week's Championships.

 

As well as looking behind the scenes at SW19, home of the world's most celebrated tennis tournament, they enjoy a tour round the famous Wimbledon museum with its hoards of tennis memorabilia from decades past. For all the emphasis on tradition though, Wimbledon has moved with the times (its retractable roof over

Centre Court
is proof of this) and the museum is as hi-tech as any around - something Radha and Memnos both enjoy as they test out the interactive exhibits.

 

For more information on the museum at Wimbledon or the Championships, follow these links:

 

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/index.html

http://aeltc2010.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/museum/index.html

 

Tennis isn't the only sport on today's menu though as we meet teenage basketball star Lucy Buxton, one of the England Ladies' under 18s players. As a child, Lucy was profoundly deaf and her parents didn't know whether she'd ever be able to talk. Not only that, they didn't know if she'd be able to walk either,  because of being born with pseudo-arthritis in her leg. Now a familiar face on the international basketball scene Lucy's not only proven herself a fierce competitor but an inspiration to all.

 

To get involved with basketball in England have a look at this website:

http://www.englandbasketball.co.uk/

 

At this time of year, schools across the UK gear up for the summer hols, but for pupils at the famous OvingdeanHallSchool these summer holidays are more significant than ever - their school is closing its gates for the final time. We went to find out why Ovingdean's closure marks the end of an era for Deaf education and speak to pupils and staff about why the school, which opened in 1841 for just 8 deaf pupils, is having to close.

 

http://www.ovingdeanhallschool.org.uk/

 

This programme will be See Hear's last for a while as Radha and Memnos take a well earned break, but rest assured, they'll be back with more stories in September. If you have any ideas for stories do drop us a line and enjoy the summer!

 

 

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