Rainford Celebrates Neurodiversity!

The Neurodiversity paradigm is part of a movement that is growing across the world to increase understanding of those individuals who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and Dyspraxia.

In June 2019, working along side the ADHD Foundation we will celebrate with the Umbrella Project. The ADHD Foundation will have four public art installations that will see hundreds of brightly coloured umbrellas suspended above the streets and public spaces. Building on the success of installations in Liverpool and MediaCity, Salford, in 2019 the umbrellas will also be in Dublin and Manchester. All the umbrellas are signed and decorated by neurodiverse children stating their gifts, talents and abilities – their ‘super power’. The project makes visible what we often do not see because it doesn’t fit with the narrow stereotypes and disabling perceptions of those with cognitive differences

To support this, our neurodiverse students here at Rainford High have created their own colourful display showing how their neurodiversity is a superpower!!