Jamie Oliver shared a supportive message for children with dyslexia on the day of the GCSE results: it can be a ‘stressful day’ for people with learning disabilities.
The TV chef, 48, was one of the celebrities who sent their well wishes on the day of the 11th grade results, while other nervous parents, including Dan Walker, revealed their child was one of the students waiting on their fate. waited.
Jamie, himself diagnosed with dyslexia in primary school, posted the positive message on his Instagram page on Thursday morning.
Dyslexia is a learning disability that mainly affects accurate and fluent reading and spelling of words. It affects individuals of all intelligence levels and can result in poor or inconsistent spelling and writing.
Jamie has previously been candid about his experience with the condition, explaining that he agrees that he doesn’t learn in the same way as others.
Support: Jamie Oliver shared a supportive message for children with dyslexia on the day of the GCSE results, saying it can be a ‘stressful day’ for those with learning disabilities
On Instagram he wrote: ‘Today is GCSE results day which I know can be a stressful time’
Post: The Chases’ ‘Dark Destroyer’ Shaun Wallace shared his own experience of GCSE results day and posted an encouraging message on his Twitter page
The empathetic star understands that it can be a difficult day for some and admits that ‘many smart kids’ may be disappointed with the GCSE results they get.
On Instagram he wrote: ‘Today is GCSE results day, which I know can be a stressful time. Many smart kids with dyslexia will be frustrated with what they get because the education system doesn’t capitalize on their strengths – but I always want to say don’t let this define you.
“The wider world is more open to you coming into life in a slightly different way. You don’t have to be conventional, you just have to have the confidence to do it.
“And remember: school is only part of your journey. We’ve come a long way since I was in school, but it’s still far from enough.
“We need to embrace everyone’s inner genius, which certainly comes in different shapes and forms. Whatever your results today, I know you can and will achieve great things! #gcse.’
Alongside his kind words, Jamie posted a photo of himself posing against a promotional poster for his book, Billy and the Giant Adventure.
Elsewhere on social media, Channel 5 presenter Dan, 46, revealed that his eldest child, Susanna, 16, was one of the teenagers expecting their final exam results.
Dan, who said it was his first time experiencing this day as a parent, said: ‘All the best to everyone getting their GCSE results today… and lots of love to the parents involved (I’m one of the first them time).’
Nervous! Elsewhere on social media, Channel 5 presenter Dan, 46, revealed that his eldest child, Susanna, 16, was one of the teenagers expecting their GCSE results
Support: Coronation Street actress Cait Fitton, who plays Lauren Bolton, shared a statement of support on their Twitter page on behalf of the soap cast
Shaun Wallace, ‘Dark Destroyer’ of The Chases, shared his own experience of the GCSE results day and posted an encouraging message on his Twitter page.
The successful quizzer revealed that he failed his own exams and stressed that results are about more than just being the best in class.
He said, “Results normally follow hard work. It’s not always about getting top of the class, it’s about getting “top” of your potential. But if you work optimally, the results often follow. Speaking from experience, I failed my exams! Have a nice day.’
He also posted a video saying, “Nothing works until you do!”
Coronation Street actress Cait Fitton, who plays Lauren Bolton, shared a statement of support on their Twitter page on behalf of the soap cast.
In April, Jamie said he recorded his first books on a Dictaphone rather than writing them down because of his struggle with dyslexia.
Last year Jamie discussed his ‘frustrating’ battle with dyslexia in a lengthy post, explaining that he worded his resentment towards school behind him.
Jamie posted a carousel of lengthy panels of text and described his struggles, starting with, “Something I don’t really talk about much is the constant battle I have with words and reading… it’s definitely a love-hate relationship.”
Opening: ‘It’s a constant battle’: Jamie described his battle with dyslexia in an Instagram post he shared on social media last year
Early years: The chef discussed his ‘frustrating and resentful’ childhood with the learning disabilities in a lengthy post
“Early in school, it made me very frustrated and resentful of school as an institution, and over the years I’ve come to realize that I don’t learn the same way most people do, not as a failure but as an opportunity.
“An opportunity to look at things very differently, I’m older enough now to have a little bit of wisdom on my shoulders, which, by the way, I’ve only acquired through failures and learning from them and evolving and remaining authentic from the original dream and try again and again and I realize my grammar is bad here.
“I also use autocorrect, which can get me in trouble sometimes, but that’s my point… if you know what I mean, I’ve done my job.”
Jamie went on to describe his struggles during school, admitting that getting information down on paper was “almost impossible” as he remembered hating words and reading with passion.
The chef is known for his cookbooks and has released more than 20 books on different cooking styles and cuisines.
But the TV personality admitted that he “never wrote a word about any of them,” writing, “Here I am 46 years old, have written 26 books, apparently one of the most published authors in the world? No, I’m not showing I’m as shocked as you are…but I’ve never physically written a word!
“I used to write my books on a dictaphone and when I could finally afford to hire an editor, I dictated them and that’s how I work. It’s more complicated than that because I’m easily distracted and my workday needs to be structured in such a way that I stay energized and don’t get bored = fall asleep.’
“But that’s within our gift of trying to manage our time the best we can so we can thrive and find the balance we’re looking for, right?! When I show people around my office, they often say: what are all these people doing? and I say they are very good at things that I am very bad at! and I’m bad at many things… and all this is true.’
Jamie concluded the lengthy post by explaining his reasoning for opening up about the issue, explaining that “many of us haven’t been raised enough to embrace the currency of failure.”
Unloading: Jamie posted a carousel of long text panels describing his struggles
“I believe that if our relationship around failure is properly managed, it is the key to a much happier and healthier future. If you’re personally struggling with something, maybe look at it differently and approach it differently.
“Everyone struggles, everyone has a story that can be used to push them forward or pull them back, and I believe that the way you choose to look at it determines the path you take… you just need one find your way around it, do your best. solve thing and problem and dream please.’
Jamie has now healed his previously resentful relationship with his school days and concludes, “I will sign off by saying I no longer hold a grudge about school – on the contrary, I think our teachers and our schools are our secret weapon!!
“I think it’s more than time for an education revolution, especially in times like these! We need to spread the seedlings of the future and really care for them, and that will bear fruit for everything we dream of and desire for our declining economy.”
What is Dyslexia?
- Dyslexia is a learning disability that mainly affects accurate and fluent reading and spelling of words
- It can result in poor or inconsistent spelling and writing, along with potential problems following directions or organizing activities
- Children and adults of all intellectual abilities can suffer from dyslexia
- People with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, including creative thinking and problem solving
Info from NHS.org