What a nice suprise it was today on arriving home from work to find a book of poems celebrating 25 years of the Unicorn School – addressed to me at the Abingdon Blog. It is full of poems and drawings and shows how much the children appreciate their small school, the friendliness, small classes, and to be in a place where they can enjoy learning, even if they have to get up so early to get there.
The Unicorn School is a school that helps children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalcula, speech and language.
Fifty years ago, my sister struggled at academic subjects from an early age, and I could not understand why she was always in the bottom set. It was only when she went to Redhill Technical College that a recently diagnosed condition, dyslexia, was suggested. She was always articulate, but lost the thread when trying to write those thoughts down, and writing was all that school examiners ever saw.