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Thanks to the Support for Learning department, pupils and staff have been raising awareness about dyslexia this week.
Pupils in the Junior School conducted an assembly titled ‘Xtraordinary people’ which allowed them to speak about the challenges related to dyslexia and the Xtraordinary ways of thinking. The pupils then introduced a poster competition ‘Create your own dyslexia superhero’ and have been distributing blue dyslexia ribbons around the school from Primary 3 to Primary 7.
The theme this year has been the dyslexia journey and in the Senior school, some of the S1 pupils volunteered to hand out blue ribbons and explained what dyslexia is. Pupils then made a video about what helps them on their journey in school which was shared amongst the teachers and teaching staff. S1 pupils also made posters which have been displayed around the school.
The Support for Learning department collaborate with colleagues across the whole school to help ensure that teachers and pupils are well informed about the impact of learning differences and are equipped with a range of teaching and learning strategies to help with these.
The SfL team sent tips to teachers every day this week relating to dyslexia and have created a questionnaire for staff to evaluate how inclusive each other their classrooms are for pupils with dyslexia.
If you would like to find out more information about dyslexia you can contact the Support for Learning department or read further information here.