Sam’s Amazing Skydive

It all started last October when Andy and Tory presented an Introduction to Dyslexia Lunch and Learn session to IT consultant firm Capgemini. Sam Smith watched the presentation during his lunch break and, having dyslexia himself, was inspired to fundraise for us to help support others with dyslexia.

Sam doesn’t do things by half and has now run the Leicestershire Half Marathon in February, the London Marathon last month and this weekend he took to the air and did a skydive, falling from 14,000! So far, Sam has raised a massive £2,140!

You can read Sam’s inspirational story and support him here.

We’d like to say a monumental thank you to Sam for going to all these lengths (and heights) to help us provide much-needed support to children and adults with dyslexia.

Lunch and Learn sessions for workplaces

Online Lunch and Learn sessions for workplaces: Dyslexia – its effects upon your employees and their families

This online session introduces your team to the issues surrounding dyslexia, a condition that affects more than 1 in 10 people in the UK.

A Lunch and Learn session is likely to appeal to many people across your organisation, whether they have a basic awareness of dyslexia or not. Dyslexia is a hidden disability and is recognised as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. As such, participation in this interactive session will demonstrate your commitment to inclusive practice within your team. It is relevant to all workplaces, across all sectors.

The session’s aim is to provide you with a clear understanding of dyslexia and its effects upon colleagues, including strengths in areas like problem-solving and ingenuity as well as challenges commonly experienced with literacy-based tasks and processing information. Interactive elements help simulate some of the experiences of dyslexia to the audience. Also, it gives an opportunity for those attending to share their own experiences of dyslexia if they wish.

Lunch and Learn sessions are normally an hour long, including time for questions and answers, but can be adapted to suit the needs and availability of your staff.

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for doing the presentation on Monday. It was well received and got some good discussion going which is exactly what we want. People particularly liked the practical challenges at the end which really brought home some of the challenges dyslexic people face.”

Simon, British Land
Please contact us to arrange your Lunch and Learn session.

Email enquiries@helenarkell.org.uk

By |2024-04-24T09:34:04+01:00January 26th, 2023|Course news, Latest news, Team blog|0 Comments

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