St John’s Beaumont School is celebrating Dyslexia Awareness Month 2020

Throughout the whole of October, we were running events and activities with the boys that created awareness and understanding for dyslexia. The boys came up with wonderful questions and responses during the Dyslexia Presentations. The boys learned that Dyslexia is really a different way of learning and can be a ‘superpower’ as Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE said on Radio 4. 

Dyslexia is a common learning disability in which people have difficulty learning to read and spell, even though they are smart and motivated to learn. Research has found that the brain of dyslexic people functions differently when reading.

  Dyslexia is a gift and enables those with Dyslexia to see and do things that many of us cannot achieve.

However, dyslexics are known to be exceptionally creative people with a skill to see the bigger picture. It is, therefore, no surprise that amongst the many talented dyslexics around the world we will recognise some names like;

  • Albert Einstein
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Richard Branson
  • Walt Disney
  • John Lennon
  • Jamie Oliver

To celebrate Dyslexia Month, the St John’s Beaumont boys have painted red circles which were joined together to form an abstract painting of Picasso, who was himself Dyslexic. The painting is now on display in school.

There are two important charities that we would like to highlight for their great work in offering dyslexia support and advice: