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07 septembre 2012

Keira Knightley speaks about dyslexia on newsround.

Pirates of the Caribbean star, Keira Knightley was diagnosed when she was 6 and she says that: "Dyslexia is like a wall... it's very difficult to see over it."

The actress admits that it is hard work, but says that: "It doesn't mean that you're stupid... it just means that you work in a different way."

  • About one in 10 kids have dyslexia
  • Dyslexia affects part of your brain and can make reading, writing and spelling really difficult.
  • It can be worse for some than others - words can look blurry or jumbled up, or it can be hard to get dates in order.

Other celebrities who, like Keira, haven't let their dyslexia stop them from being successful include: Jamie Oliver, Olympian Steve Redgrave and even the man behind Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney.

So if you suffer  from it courage, it will not stop you from being an important person and if your friend are concerned help them.

26 janvier 2010

Detention,extra homework : writing lines or listening to classical music ?

Now writing lines, extra homework - that's what detention is usually all about. But what about two hours of listening to classical music? Well that's what's happening at one school in Derby. The Headteacher reckon it calms kids down. So does it really stop kids messing around?

This is what onepupil said : "I'd prefer to, like, behave myself and talk at break times, than have two hours after school" "So boring! I'd, like, rather go home and not be naughty, than go for two hours in a detention listening to boring music."


What about you? Send me your views on that.

12 janvier 2010

12th January 2010 - The way teenagers speak could stop them from getting a job

 

Teenagers in the UK are being told that the way they speak could stop them from getting a job .

One of the people who helps the government with stuff to do with kids says more teenagers are using text language and slang - rather than formal English. 

These teenagers reckon using slang sometimes doesn't mean they don't know how to speak properly when they have to.....

What's your opinion on that? Sent me your thoughts.