Staff and students at Dyslexia Action’s Sutton Coldfield Learning Centre are celebrating their newly redecorated facilities thanks to a donation from Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust.
Dyslexia Action received £2,210 from local trust Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust to redecorate the classroom, corridor and offices of the Learning Centre. This has recently been marked with a celebratory re-opening with guests including John Hemming, Grant Manager from Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust present.
Councillor Clare Horrocks, Four Oaks Ward, Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council was also present at the event and commented: "I attended Dyslexia Action to join in a celebration of the newly decorated facilities that were so generously funded by Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust. I was incredibly impressed by the drive, dedication and above all, care, that the team expressed there for their students of all ages, both children and adults. It is said all too often that our teachers are crucial to the success of our children, but in this case, the levels of extraordinary patience, creativity and innovation in adapting teaching methods to suit such challenging individual needs really demonstrates how above and beyond the staff at Dyslexia Action go."
Suzanne McDowell, Area Manager of the West Midlands enthused: “The money donated from the Sutton Charitable Trust has enabled us to transform our centre in Sutton Coldfield. The walls are now painted and we have new blinds in all of our rooms. The classroom where the children are taught has had a major refurbishment and the children are now so excited to work in such a bright and colourful environment. Many of the children and adults have commented on the ‘facelift’ and said that the centre is now so much more welcoming and bright, a place where the children feel ready to learn and be engaged. The classroom has ‘learning walls’ where they can use resources to help them with their writing and spelling activities.”
The Sutton Coldfield team are excited to continue to serve the local area with support for dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties and are extremely grateful for their new and improved learning environment.
Beautiful cakes were provided at the opening event by Lucy of Lils Parlour, a local Birmingham baker.