A DYSLEXIC student has proved anyone can achieve anything in life by coming back to present an award to like-minded students who have fought their way through the education system.
Jack Harley-Walsh from Ascot described himself as an ‘educational trainwreck’ as he fought his way through being rejected by 29 schools before securing his dream of attending university at Trinity St Davids.
Attendees were invited to the British Dyslexia Association Gala on Friday, November 30 at Drapers Hall in London where Jack presented prizes alongiside Anthea Turner to commemorate those who make a difference to people with dyslexia.
The 19-year-old said: “Dyslexics are needlessly having to prove their resilience at school because the antiquated system of education still does not know how to provide for educational differences.
“Educationally, dyslexia and dyscalculia should only be as unusual as having different coloured eyes.”
The Ascot resident has dyslexia and dyscalculia, a combination that makes reading, writing and numeracy based learning particularly difficult.
Anthea Turner previously presented Jack with an award three years ago when he was battling to secure a secondary school place.
The pair came together to present the St Davids College Cadogan Resilience award to Jonathan Middleditch, a student from Surrey who was picked because of his resilience throughout his education.