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The 18th October was Dyspraxia Awareness Day. Here are 5 posts/blogs helping raise awareness.

Dear 15 Year Old Me

Two quick heads up over the next few months:

  • You will play cricket match against Ampleforth College a few weeks before the school holidays. When you bat it will get very dark. A ball will come at you like a missile from the big fast bowler, DO NOT try and hook it ….. just get out of the way of the ball. It will hurt…..
  • You will go to a Youth Club party. DO NOT drink the smuggled in Thunderbird Cider. It’s not big and it’s not clever. A bit like the above cricket, your head will hurt for days.

That new science teacher you have just met, he was a happy sole. Just ignore him when he laughed at you for wanting to become an Astronomer, just like Carl Sagan. Tell the teacher to stick his Bunsen Burner up his backside. Save up the money and buy that telescope.

If you can find two Bunsen burners, save one for the Career Advisor. When you say you want to go to University ignore the rubbish he comes out with about no one from around here goes there. Stick to your guns and go to college. If the so called advisor got his way everybody would have been sent to work at either the Chemical Works or British Steel. Just because you live in a poor area and go to a poor school does not stop you from dreaming. *** By the way, the whole British Steel plant gets closed down in a few years.

When you meet that special person. Seize every minute of every day. Enjoy it. You just never know what fate has in store.

41 thoughts on “Dear 15 year old me

    1. I faced the English pace bowler Paul Jarvis once in a school match. Nearly wet myself. I remember we were bowled out for 13, I struck a majestic 9. I hit him for two boundary’s. Well when I say hit him it was purely down to self preservation (both came off the top of my handle and screamed over my head for 4). Jarvis ended up getting 9 wickets and I was out to this rubbish spinner at the other end with a ball that bounced twice before it trickled into the stumps.

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    1. I can definitely say the same for myself – naive and innocent, fell incredibly too hard in love with a boy that ultimately broke my heart. But you’re absolutely right, it helped me, it molded me into the woman I am today, strong and resilient. 😊🙏🏽

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  1. Oh so true!
    Teachers don’t realise the impact they can have, (negative & positive), on a student.

    I had to laugh tho; whilst reading this, I’m currently watching my 15 year old son play cricket!

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  2. I loved this! Thank you so much for participating! I especially liked where you said, do not stop dreaming! I believed too many things also. I wanted to go art school and because of one adult telling me I wasn’t good enough at a young age, I believed it and put the pencil down. How unfortunate! Adults say and do things that can really shatter a child’s heart, we need to be more mindful and supportive of children’s dreams. 😊🙏🏽

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