Report by Mrs Maguire
2nd-8th November was Dyslexia Awareness Week and several activities took place within OLHS, to promote awareness of dyslexia.
On Monday, blue ribbons were distributed to all staff, as part of “Ellie’s Blue Ribbon” dyslexia campaign. Tuesday was “Wear it Blue” Day and staff from around the school were asked to wear an item of blue clothing in support of dyslexia awareness.
A coffee morning was held on Friday, hosted by the Support for Learning department and the ICT group, with displays of Barrington Stoke books from the Library Resource Centre, which are especially published for young people with dyslexia, and pupils demonstrating newly bought speech recognition software.
Each tutor class was shown a dyslexia powerpoint, distributed by Dyslexia Scotland. Pupils were encouraged to discuss what they had seen and ask questions to help improve their understanding of dyslexia.