Ellie Gordon-Woolgar: Young Scot Awards 2013: Health

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Ellie Gordon-Woolgar, aged 12 from Edinburgh, found out she was dyslexic when she was 9. Fed up of trying to explain to her friends what was wrong, she came up with the idea of wearing a blue ribbon that people could pin to their top to mark Dyslexia Awareness Week.  With funding from the Disney Friends for Change Fund she got enough cash to make 8000 ribbons.

To get the campaign rolling, the schoolgirl spoke to politicians, the Lord Advocate, dyslexia sufferer Sir Jackie Stewart and the Scottish Youth Parliament.  The project has inspired Dyslexia Scotland to think about how the ribbon can be the national campaign for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013.

Click below to find out more about Ellie’s amazing story.

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