Virtual Awards to Recognise Dyslexic Students’ Achievements

Jane Craig

Jane Craig

Founding Director

The achievements of the region’s dyslexic students are being recognised in a virtual awards ceremony organised by local charity Dyslexia Sparks tonight. The event – Night of a Thousand Sparks – is hosted by Dyslexia Sparks, the region’s only registered dyslexia charity, and marks a successful academic year of student achievement.

The awards ceremony has moved from a physical to an online event this year to protect the safety and wellbeing of clients as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Jane Craig, Founding Director, Dyslexia Sparks, said:

Our awards event may be virtual this year but the hard work and dedication it recognises is very real. 

The commitment and resilience shown by our students through this challenging time has been admirable. We are all well aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on the education system in 2020. 

With no formal school education in place once lockdown hit and, having to suspend face-to-face specialist tuition ourselves, it was particularly important for us to do all we could to minimise disruption for our students. We responded and adapted quickly in delivering specialist tuition online to support literacy skills, continue to build confidence and prevent regression through lockdown.

‘We couldn’t be prouder of the adaptability and progress our students have shown; it feels particularly important that we recognise their achievements this year.’

The virtual awards event will recognise the improved literacy skills shown by students who are taking part in specialist tuition delivered by the organisations’ qualified tutors. Awards for attainments including improved progress, confidence and creativity will be presented at the
event. The charity resumed face-to-face specialist tuition and diagnostic dyslexia assessments last month after having to suspend these services due to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown measures.

Both the organisation’s centres in Hull and Melton are now back in action with COVID-19 secure measures in place, including social distancing procedures and strict additional hygiene precautions such as Perspex screens. Specialist online tuition continues to be delivered – with specifically designed interactive activities – in order to meet individual client needs as the coronavirus situation continues to develop.

Jane added: 

‘We are so grateful for the support we received from our Sparks community as we adapted to and responded to the impact of the pandemic. We’re looking forward to recognising achievements won during an unprecedented year.’

As a registered charity, Dyslexia Sparks can provide financial support to eligible households in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire to help with the cost of specialist tuition and diagnostic dyslexia assessments. The organisation delivers specialist tuition and diagnostic dyslexia assessments for adults and children in the Hull and East Yorkshire region. 

Further information is available at and by contacting the organisation

direct on 01482 234856 and .

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