It has been a busy time for Dyspraxia Youth with many positive and inspirational stories being shared on the Youth Facebook group on nearly a daily basis! We used this theme as a display for the June Conference and were amazed by all the fantastic achievements that were sent in from Arts and Crafts to academic successes, sporting achievements and one youth member even got to go to the wedding of the year-Harry and Megan’s big day!
Member Robert Hodge has started a ‘Motivational Monday’ that has proved hugely popular and has gone on to add ‘Funny Friday’; a slot which gives people a place to tell any funny incidents of mishaps that they may have had in a safe supportive environment. With so much positivity around we are beginning to gather inspirational stories for Awareness Week. Here are just some of the items shared amongst our group.
Amy Wright 2.2 BA Open Degree with Honours from Open University in Scotland
Sophie Negus 2:1 from Bangor University
James Cartwright 2:1 Foundation Degree in Media from Bridgewater College
Tim Trivizas Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production from SAE Institute Oxford
Natalie Williams– 1st Class Honours degree in Psychology Anglia Ruskin University
Màiri McKay (NicAoidh) B.A (Hons) social work degree, graduated last year.
Cormac Finn O Brien 3rd Class Honours in History, Politics, Sociology and Social Sciences from the University of Limerick
Emma Gwynne After working really hard Emma was rewarded by gaining an A in English (Scottish Higher English)
Tumi Sortie Graduated from University of York with an MSc in Health Economics.
Liv Quigley After attempting a number of times we are proud of Liv’s determination and resilience to finally pass her Level 2 Foundation Math’s exam
Beth Firmin graduated from the University of Sheffield with a First Class Honours degree in Medical Genetics
Thomas Parkhouse “Just got the scores back from my level 3 BTEC exam in computing thinking in networking solutions. I got 98%, and my score was the highest in Britain ever, and in the top 3% internationally this year. 256/260 marks. I still can’t believe I did that. Me with my different brain got the highest score Britain has ever seen. The exam was 6 hours long with my 25% extra time.”
Mitchel Kcl 2.1 Honours from King’s College London in Psychology (1 away from a 1st)
Alistair Williams 2:1 in ‘Outdoor Activity Leadership and Coaching’ from the University of Derby. Officially graduates in November.
We wish all those who have graduated or finished GCSE’s, A ‘levels and any other course undertaken this academic year the very best for the future. Also, congratulations to those finding success in the workplace Cara White, Charlotte Louise Lovesay, Louisa Atkinson, Sam Killip, Sam Saunders, and Izzy Haddon. And well done to our youth members undertaking challenges to support the 30th Anniversary Appeal, Matt Maltby, Natalie Williams and Jake Borrett.
Our young people are also blogging, catch up with these online stories at:
Izzy Haddon https://thedyspraxiadiariescom.wordpress.com/
Natalie Williams https://theblogwithonepost.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/when-your-brain-can-only-process-one-thing-at-once-dyspraxia-and-multi-tasking/#more-1922
Sam Killip https://dyspraxicsam.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/dyspraxia-foundation-agm-2018/
Alexa Lucy https://medium.com/@alexasjourney298/dyspraxia-tourette-syndrome-anxiety-and-my-life-cfdce4bee4ab
Jake Borrett https://jakeborrett.blogspot.com/2018/06/nine-years-later.html
Rosie Edmondson https://thinkoutsideofthecardboardbox.blogspot.com/2018/07/inclusion-and-participation.html
Jack Sefton https://www.instagram.com/quotesofethic