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Dekko Comics create a series of comics that turn the school curriculum into highly enjoyable and accessible comic stories. They are based on a technique that Rossie Stone (the creator of Dekko Comics) used on himself to overcome his long struggles with Dyslexia and get his first Grade A.
Dekko Comics workshops will teach how you can turn any school information or reading task into personal entertainment to make it more accessible, even if you have a learning difficulty. The workshops demonstrate powerful study techniques that can boost confidence and self-esteem as well as creative study skills.
Since 2016, Dekko Comics workshops have been well received across the UK and internationally by over 100 schools and become a highly acclaimed resource.
Dekko Comics have held workshops for primary and secondary schools, private and state schools, PTAs and local authorities, libraries and learning support institutions. They have also worked with organisations such as Dyslexia Scotland, the ADHD Foundation, HarperCollins and the Borders Book Festival. Rossie Stone, Dekko Comics’ founder, is a Dyslexia Award winner and been nominated for the National Diversity Awards. Dekko Comics have also been featured on BBC News, STV, Scottish Edge and TEDX, and had several articles published about their work.
Dekko Comics request organisations arrange a minimum of 2 x 1 hour workshops. Organisations should have at least 2 Live Literature sessions available, or cover any additional sessions themselves.
Live Literature sessions with Dekko Comics may be carried out by either Rossie Stone or Kai Holmström, at the discretion of Dekko Comics. Please contact them for more information.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Chairing events; Live drawing; Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Adventure; Ageing; Animals; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Environment & climate; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Picture books; Science; Science fiction; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2