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We're pleased to announce that we've just added a brand new page to our website called "Our Friends". It contains links to other groups and organisations that we've connected with. We hope to support each other.
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Julie, Chair of Dig-iT, had the great honour today of meeting Olympic champion boxer Luke Campbell at the official opening of Tamworth Amateur Boxing Club’s new Corner Post Gym and Education Centre!
Luke, who is himself dyslexic, was present at the event to unveil the commemorative plaque along with Tamworth’s Mayor Tina Clements and Managing Director of Drayton Manor theme park, Colin Bryan. Luke stayed all day at the event, demonstrating boxing moves, signing autographs for local school children, boxing club members and their families and having his photograph taken, along with his fabulous Olympic Gold Medal.
Having been introduced to Luke with her daughter Lizzie, Julie commented “Luke was lovely. He talked a little about his own dyslexia, saying he struggles a bit with spelling and reading and often has to ask people how to spell their names when he writes an autograph for them. Luke said he is quite open about his dyslexia and he doesn’t let it stop him from doing things, which is just the approach that we at Dig-iT aim to encourage”. Julie explained further “We really enjoyed meeting Luke. He was a real inspiration especially to those, like him, who have struggled with dyslexia”.
Once again, Dig-iT Chair Julie has been causing a stir.
In this week's Times Educational Supplement magazine, Julie makes the point that the proposed new English Baccalaureate Certificate (EBC) will disadvantage students with Dyslexia. The somewhat edited letter can be read on the TES website.
Our friends at Dyslexia Lincolnshire have published the unedited version in their blog - see here.
We are really pleased to report that our 'Positively Different!' event was a great success.
Over the two days - the private viewing on Friday 12th and public day on Saturday 13th October - we had over 140 visitors, including the Mayor of Tamworth Tina Clements!
We intend producing a write-up of the whole experience which we will publish once it is ready, along with some photographs of the exhibits, so please watch this space.
Thanks to all who were involved in making it happen and to all those who attended.
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