Dyslexia Scotland Youth Day
( Glasgow)

The first ever day just for children and young people with dyslexia will be held on Saturday 25 March 2017. It will be at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow from 10 a.m. – 3.30 pm. The event is for children and young people with dyslexia aged 11 – 18.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept bookings for young people out with this age range.


10.00 – 10.30      Registration

10.30 – 10.45     Welcome from our Young Ambassadors

10.45 – 11.45     Workshop

11.45 – 12.45     Lunch

12.45 – 13.45     Workshop

13.45 – 14.30     Break and look at exhibitors

14.30 – 15.00     Paul McNeill – inspirational speaker

15.00 – 15.30     Question & Answer session and close


Workshop 1

It’s not all about the spelling…

A fun and active session on creative language and poetry with poetry genius Anita Govan.

Workshop 2

Choosing to learn in a way that works for YOU – what you enjoy

and how you learn.

This can be from exploring through using visuals, or sound, or movement – we’ll find what works for you in this workshop with Rossie Stone of Dekko Comics.

Workshop 3

Dyslexia Scotland young Ambassadors

Some practical tips about dyslexia from our Young ambassadors, and a bit about what they do.

Workshop 4

Have you got what it takes to be a creative writer?

Iain McKinnon has 5 novels in print and a master’s degree in creative writing – pretty good for a boy who wasn’t allowed to sit an English exam at school because he was too ‘stupid’. Iain struggled with education until his dyslexia was spotted and since then he has used the advantages of dyslexia to help his writing.

Workshop 5

Dyslexia Mural

Work alongside the creator of the Great Scottish Tapestry Andrew Crummy to design a dyslexia mural.

Booking is essential

The cost is £5 for the children of Dyslexia Scotland Members and £10 for the children of non-members.  Click here for details of how to join.

Click here for a booking form.

Please note that a film crew will be filming and interviewing people at the Youth Day. There is an option on the booking form not to have photos taken or be filmed individually, but we cannot guarantee that delegates will not be filmed as part of a larger group.

For more information please email lena@dyslexiascotland.org.uk

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