Published: 13:05, 17 July 2017 |
Updated: 13:13, 17 July 2017
Adam Blumsum was inspired to raise money after spending 18 months at Flexi-School Dyslexia (FSD) before moving on to Aylesford School Sports College.
The Wrotham High Street school is a specialist provision offering children aged between six and 12 who are struggling with dyslexia and related issues the opportunity to access multi-sensory teaching in small groups.
Pupils attend FSD on a part-time basis, while maintaining their place in mainstream school, widening their range of subjects.
The Sedley Close resident said: “One of the reasons I am now making progress is because for nearly two years I attended this specialist dyslexia provision. They really helped fill the gaps in my learning and taught me in a way that made sense to me.”
He raised more than £1,200 to fund the Blumsum Bursary, smashing his original target of £300. His main fundraiser was the Kent Ultim8 Challenge, which took place at Vigo Rugby Club in June. Adam conquered a 5km obstacle course, and his parents got involved by throwing wet sponges at him as he went.
Proud parents Linda and Gary said: “When Adam decided he wanted to help another child go to FSD we were thrilled. We knew that Adam would rise to the challenge and would reach his initial target, but we never thought he would raise £1,200 to help a dyslexic child get the support they need.”
Adam presented the cheque to Narinda Algar, founder of FSD, on Monday. Mrs Algar was inspired to create FSD to help her daughter Lucia, who she felt was being failed by the education system. Currently the school has 40 pupils and five staff.
Acceptance for funding and a place at FSD is dependent upon financial status, extent of need, and commitment to learning by both the pupil and their parents.
Parents wishing to apply for the bursary should email Matt@algarsacademy.co.uk
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.