Unicorn School Exhibition at County Hall Museum

October 23, 2015

Unicorn School Exhibition
At Abingdon County Hall Museum, there is a one week exhibition (until Nov 1st) of artwork by students from the Unicorn School in Abingdon – a specialist school for students with dyslexia. It is called ‘Opening Daws’ and coincides with Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW).
Unicorn School Exhibition
It shows artwork, sculpture and descriptive works that look at what it is like learning and creating when you have dyslexia.
Unicorn School Exhibition
Watching the presentation, in the exhibition, you get a real sense of the difficulties students with dyslexia have. It is not one condition but a lot of different conditions where people find it difficult to read writing on a page – some perceptual, some problems of processing.

In the room next door in the attic, there is a new display of Abingdon artifacts – so well worth a visit, if you are able to climb stairs.

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4 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Geoff Bailey  |  October 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Nice picture of the trees on the Market Square.It is pity you have to be quite a fit person and certainly not disabled in order to view these attic exhibitions.Those stairs are killers. The curators are always sympathetic but say there is nothing they can do about it.I trust all those dyslexic people are also quite athletic.

  • 2. Peter Del  |  October 24, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    ‘if you are able to climb stairs.’
    I tried once, nearly finished me off!
    I complained to English Heritage that the lift to the Museum was more important than to a basement cafe. They gave me some waffle of why it couldn’t be done!!

  • 3. Blanky  |  October 26, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    It’s not up to the Curators sadly – they have to abide the rules too unfortunately. Only 1 person on the EH committee turned the lift down apparently, that’s why it only goes down to the basement. Only that was allowed. Mind you, I’ve only seen it in action once and do hear there are problems with it as well as the continuing damp in the basement as was before. Hey ho.

  • 4. DM  |  October 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Never did understand why they didn’t build a downstairs!

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