1st July The Big Picture coming to Rosehill Whitehaven

Big Picture graphicOn the 1st of July you will be able to watch this ground breaking film created and directed by Robert Redford’s son James about his son who has dyslexia.  James Redford wants to bust any preconceptions about limits on what people with dyslexia can achieve.

“It is vitally important to get this message out” says James speaking from Sundance film festival  “to all those families who are supporting someone with dyslexia that this is not an academic death sentence, there is hope, a way to survive this and emerge to pursue your dreams.”

The film is FREE to attend thanks to sponsorship from the Whitehaven and District Lions Club

Book your tickets today at the Rosehill Theatre Whitehaven for the 1st of July at 7pm.

Tel 01946 692422

Email rosehilltheatre.co.uk.

There will be a Q&A session after the film in the lobby and there will also be members of the West Cumbria Dyslexia Association on hand to give advice on a one to one basis.

Big thanksOn Saturday 15th March Collette and Anne were able to say a big thank you to Willie and Tony from the Snowball Committee for   supporting us.  Their input has helped us start our Saturday School for pupils in Seascale and the surrounding areas.

We were able to show them around our new home at Shackles Off and explain how we deliver the lessons.

“Very exciting times for us” said Anne “we are looking forward to giving more children the support they need.”


Following the success of our two classes for dyslexic children in Maryport, the West Cumbria Dyslexic Association is starting a class in Seascale.  It is aimed at primary school children who are struggling with reading, writing or spelling, but who can generally cope with learning which doesn’t involve reading.

The classes are on Saturday mornings at Shackles Off, opposite the car park as you come under the railway bridge.  There is room for only eight children, four in the first hour from 9.30am, and four in the second hour from 11am.  There will be two teachers for each group of four, and four activities (15 minutes on each), two of which will be game-based on computers.  All the activities will be aimed at helping their literacy problems, and will be individually selected to help each child’s specific needs.  Because it will be on Saturday mornings, the work will be as games and fun based as possible.  We have found the children respond very positively to this approach, and even the initially reluctant keep coming!

Thanks to sponsorship from the Community Fund and the Cumberland Building Society we have been enabled to set up this class with all the equipment needed.  However, we are not able to pay the teachers week by week.  We are not the employers.  The parents will share the cost of the teachers, but because it is shared the cost is less than paying for specialist help on your own.  The class is paid for in blocks of four at a time, and usually works out at one block per half term.

If this is of interest to you, please telephone Anne on 01946 822742