BWF supports dyslexia awareness
Brookwood Forest Elementary strives to create a culture of inclusion and acceptance. That’s why the school holds programming such as Dyslexia Awareness Day, which it celebrated on Friday, Oct. 9.
“It’s a real point of pride for Rangers in their community, and as a school family, to lift each other up and to realize that everyone matters,” Principal Nathan Pitner said.
Students, faculty, and staff wore red — the color associated with dyslexia awareness — to express their support. Earlier in the week, students watched a video about dyslexia and learned about the unique strengths possessed by those who have it.
“We were really excited about students getting a fuller picture of ways we can all contribute to a larger community,” Pitner said.
Brookwood Forest highlights and celebrates a number of differences throughout the school year. All of the programming works together to foster a healthy, welcoming school environment.
“When any family comes here, there’s a certain safety and a certain comfort in knowing the emphasis that communally our family at Brookwood Forest puts on accepting and including all students,” Pitner said.
Did you know that October is Dyslexia Awareness Month? Today many of our @bwfelementary students wore red to support dyslexia awareness as they wrapped up another week of learning. #MBUN1TED pic.twitter.com/CwL55w3rUm— Mountain Brook Schools (@mtnbrookschools) October 9, 2020