Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024

We celebrated Neurodiversity Week, a global initiative that is all about challenging stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences while providing opportunities to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent.

Throughout the week, our Academic Mentoring Department organised student-led assemblies, focusing on neurodiversity awareness and the resources they offer.

Our students visited St Peter’s CE Primary, where they spoke on neurodiversity awareness and inclusivity.

We also welcomed Ollie and Lola, our beloved Therapy Dogs, whose presence brought joy and comfort to all. And what’s a celebration without some indulgence? Our bake sale and cake cutting with Head, Mrs Wijeratna not only satisfied sweet cravings but also raised an impressive £494 for our bursary fund, dedicated to supporting assessments for our undiagnosed students.Our library team curated a stand featuring works by neurodiverse authors, which celebrated diversity in literature and also but also encouraged students to explore different perspectives and voices.

But perhaps the most profound moments were captured in the voices of our community members. “We believe Neurodiversity is a superpower,” expressed the school’s ethos. We asked students and staff within the Latymer community to share their thoughts and opinions via our Instagram channel. 

In embracing Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Latymer School reaffirmed its commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive environment where all individual’s strengths are celebrated and valued.

Click here to find out more information about Latymer’s Academic Mentoring Department 

Victoria Evans
Author: Victoria Evans

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