Pupils - In their own words.
“Hallo I’m Bruno,
I am a dyslexia person. It means you have problems with certain subjects at school. It is unkind to laugh at someone with dyslexia. Its unfair those people with dyslexia because they could lose some of their friends because of it . It makes them think they are un-cool. I go to Chiltern. It is a good school I feel a lot better. At Chiltern it’s mostly dyslexia people, they understand each other.”
“When I came to Chiltern Tutorial I hardly ever joined my writing now I always do. My spelling has improved.
I used to get one or two right in tests but now I usually get them all right.”……………….Carol
“When I was at my old school people made fun of me because I was dyslexic. But now I can read hard books.
So I wish they did a secondary school.”……………Fred
“I was pretty bad at maths, I was slow at adding big numbers and I couldn’t do my timetables and I wasn’t good at reading, I have improved a lot.”………………..Jack
“Before I came to Chiltern Tutorial Unit I used to wander around the playground looking for a friend, whilst they would talk about the dumbest boy in the school, me. The only friend I had was my brother, he stuck up for me and when I went into lunch no one would sit with me, they would move onto different tables to me. Until I got home, I would walk down to a little wood I know. I would walk far into the distance where no one could find me . There is a tree there that I know and it is all on its own and me and that tree are terribly alike , because no one would come near us, until I came to Chiltern Tutorial Unit. They don’t think I’m dumb…” Matthew
“Jamie Oliver is dyslexic and he got a hard job and because everything was hard to him he could do the hard job…”
“Dyslexia sometimes makes you feel left out…”
“It is horrible when a little kid says what does this word say and you can’t read it…”
“Being dyslexia is good it makes you think beyond how normal people think…”
“Dyslexia makes you frustrated when you can’t read or spell a word…”
“It is good being dyslexic. It gives you good imagination and that can get you far in life because you can get jobs like being an architect or an artist…”
“Sometimes teachers don’t understand dyslexia and the way you have to do things…”
“Being dyslexic you might have a good imagination but sometimes you just can’t get it down on paper…”