Our staff recently wore red to support the Light it Red for Dyslexia campaign that raises awareness of those who struggle to read, write and spell on a daily basis.
Red was chosen for this campaign as it symbolizes power and collective passion for positive change, it’s about taking back red, as generally this colour represents the daily dread of Dyslexic students having their workbooks covered in red corrections.
The vision of this campaign is for all people with Dyslexia to be understood, acknowledged, empowered and to have equal access to opportunity.
The word Dyslexia comes from the Greek language and means difficulty with words. It is a difference in the way the brain works. Dyslexia is a characterized by difficulties with fluent word recognition, poor spelling and decoding abilities. Dyslexia affects at least one in ten people, is genetic, does not affect IQ and is lifelong.
Dyslexic people also have many strengths in other areas making them very successful people in life. They are creative thinkers, intuitive, problem solvers, analytical thinkers, have great spatial knowledge, are persistent and can be big picture thinkers.
All of our staff looked great in red, shining a light on Dyslexia at Newhaven College.