At the end of November J&PR were proud to support the inaugural Dyslexia Awards which were held at Enginuity in Ironbridge, by sponsoring the ‘Shining Star Award – Primary’.
The ceremony was created by Eli Wilkinson, a dyslexia consultant, with the goal of raising awareness of dyslexia and breaking the stigma surrounding it. The event brought together people with dyslexia from across Shropshire with many nominated for an award by friends, family and work colleagues.
Eli has worked with a number of organisations to highlight and create an understanding about dyslexia within the community. The ceremony was a fantastic spectacle and showcased a number of talented individuals from teachers and trainers to business entrepreneurs and employers.
The lucky recipient of the Shining Star Award was Rebecca Slack who attended Apley Wood Primary school in Telford and is now in year 7 at Hadley Learning Community. Rebecca won the award because she is such a good role model for other children.
The judges said: “Rebecca talks to younger children about her own experiences which empowers them to be more positive about themselves as they can see Rebecca has worked hard and is achieving, her teachers say she is a joy to work with and agree she is a star!”
Rebecca who was unable to attend the ceremony on the night was presented with her award at school by J&PR account manager James Tomlinson.
James said: “It was great to meet Rebecca and she should be extremely proud by what she has achieved.”
Rebecca’s goal is to one day become an architect and from the team here we congratulate her once again and hope that her goal becomes a reality.
As well as the awards Eli also founded Dyslexia information Day which gives people the chance to meet and talk to local dyslexics, and professionals who can offer advice, guidance and information.