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Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024

Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024

This week, we proudly supported Neurodiversity Celebration Week, a national initiative aimed at promoting awareness and acceptance of neurological differences such as ADHD, autism, DLD, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Tourette Syndrome. Our goal is to educate our students about these differences, further fostering a culture of respect for all individuals, regardless of their neurodiversity. 


Throughout the week, students engaged in various activities and discussions aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of neurodivergence. From informative talks led by fellow students to interactive workshops, we have created opportunities for open dialogue and learning.  

Some students shared their experience of being neurodiverse, one describing living with autism: 

“It's like trying to go down the motorway during rush hour and you're constantly having to make diversions to make it to the same destination.”  

Another offered valuable advice on how teachers can help students cope with anxiety and OCD in school: 

“Having a conversation in a quiet space, with someone you trust and like can really make a difference and make your worries seem a lot smaller.” 

It is important to recognise that it is estimated that 15-20% of children and young people in the UK are neurodivergent. By spreading awareness and understanding, we create an inclusive environment where all students feel valued and supported. 

Female celebrities and public figures have shared their experiences of being neurodivergent. Actress Emma Watson, for example, has spoken candidly about her struggles with anxiety and perfectionism, emphasising the importance of seeking help and self-care. Similarly, comedian and actress Amy Schumer has openly discussed her diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, shining a light on the unique challenges faced by women with ASD. 

These remarkable women serve as inspiring role models, demonstrating resilience, authenticity, and the power of self-acceptance. By sharing their stories and advocating for greater awareness and acceptance of neurodiversity, they help to break down barriers.