Sign of times for store
Twenty-four supermarket staff have learnt basic sign language as part of a scheme to improve communication with deaf people.
Employees at Tesco stores across Lincolnshire have completed the course as part of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers' Lifelong Learning campaign.
Run with South Nottingham college, the ten-week course was held over two evenings a week.
Staff were from stores in Wragby Road in Lincoln, Market Rasen and Horncastle.
Since the course, nine workers also completed a further 26-week set of sessions to learn British sign language. All classes were organised in the Lincoln store's training room.
Many of the staff have already put it to good use both at work and in their day-to-day lives.
Lincoln staff who passed the sign language course were Carol Houlden, Tanya Wingell, Carol Ingamells, Jessica Taylor, Mark Carrington, Debbie Mayer and Dee Davies.
Rachael Pearce, from Market Rasen, and Sheena Townsend, from Horncastle, also passed.
The Lifelong Learning campaign has helped more than 60,000 people across the country return to some form of learning.