Girl goes to parliament over dyslexia

A SCHOOLGIRL who is distributing blue ribbons to raise awareness of dyslexia is set to present one to the Scottish 

Ellie Gordon-Woolgar, 12, who has dyslexia and lives in the Capital, has been awarded a grant of £750 from Disney Friends for Change to carry out the campaign.

On Wednesday, Ellie will travel to the Scottish Parliament and personally deliver a ribbon to Dr Alasdair Allan, minister for learning, science and Scotland’s languages.

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Blue ribbons will also be distributed for free in schools and libraries.

Ellie, who has three sisters, two of whom are dyslexic and the other is dyspraxic, said: “I am fed up of having to explain what dyslexia is to everyone I meet.”

Mr Allan said: “Ellie’s work to raise awareness of dyslexia and the impact it can have on people’s lives is inspirational. I was fascinated to learn about her campaign to introduce the blue ribbon and I will wear mine with pride today and during dyslexia awareness week.”

The awareness week starts on Tuesday, November 6 with a launch event in Edinburgh Central Library at 6.30pm.