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