Here at J&PR we’re committed to getting ourselves involved in the Shropshire community as much as possible, so we’re thrilled to announce we are one of the sponsors at this year’s Dyslexia Awards.
We believe it’s vitally important for those with dyslexia – and the people who support them – to be recognised for the good work they do.
There are many hugely successful businessmen and women who haven’t let dyslexia stand in the way of achieving their goals and, very often, they have received invaluable support from teachers, trainers, their employers and other business people such as awards founder Elizabeth Wilkinson. We think these people should be recognised and thanked for all they do.
The idea of the awards is to focus on the positives rather than the negatives of what dyslexics ‘can’t do’ or things they ‘struggle with’.
There are 17 awards including innovation, entrepreneur and outstanding personal achievement as well as the Shining Star Award Primary, which J&PR’s sponsoring.
This award focuses on dyslexic primary school students who are doing really well: inspiring, encouraging or supporting those around them, taking part in activities which help others or making a difference to other’s lives and the community.
It’s not necessarily about academic achievement but instead about celebrating what makes a person shine.
Any primary student living in Shropshire, including Telford and Wrekin, can be nominated by a family member, friend, classmate, teacher, learning support assistant or other professional.
Nominations close on Tuesday, July 26, with the shortlist announced a month after that, the finalists named two months after that and awards night itself at Enginuity Science Museum in Coalbrookdale on Saturday, November 26.
For more information or to make a nomination, http://www.theddc.org.uk/