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Dyslexia Awareness week blue ribbon

Dyslexia Awareness Week – Scotland – Ellie’s Blue Ribbon

2015 will be the 4th year of the blue ribbon for Dyslexia Awareness.  Wearing a blue ribbon to show dyslexia awareness was the brainchild of Edinburgh teenager Ellie Gordon-Woolgar in 2012 when she was just 12 years old.  Her awareness raising campaign has grown from a personal project leading to the distribution of blue ribbons to Edinburgh schools in 2012 to a national campaign now managed by Dyslexia Scotland.

A former Dyslexia Scotland young ambassador (she had to step down due to imminent exams) Ellie writes:

“In Scotland, dyslexia awareness week is at the start of November – when people are already wearing poppies to remember soldiers.  When I was 12, this made me think about how we wear poppies and pink ribbons to raise awareness of particular issues, and I thought that wearing a ribbon could help raise awareness of dyslexia.  I am dyslexic and have three sisters – one is also dyslexic, one is dyspraxic and my younger sister is dyslexic and dyspraxic – so is my mum.

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