TV star Kara Tointon films documentary at Shapwick School

Bridgwater Mercury: TV star Kara Tointon visited Shapwick School to film Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid - a documentary on dyslexia. Photo courtesy of BBC. TV star Kara Tointon visited Shapwick School to film Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid - a documentary on dyslexia. Photo courtesy of BBC.

TV star Kara Tointon took time out from her Strictly Come Dancing duties to film a documentary on dyslexia at Shapwick School, near Bridgwater.

The former Eastenders actress paid a visit to the specialist school for students with dyslexia to film Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid, which was shown on BBC3 on Thursday.

Kara, who is dyslexic, oversaw multi-sensory teaching, took part in an English class, and shared her experiences of the condition with students, two of whom appeared in the documentary, talking about the positive impact the school has had on their approach to learning and education.

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8:31am Wed 17 Nov 10

countrywoman says...

this was a brilliant documentary about dyslexia and how it effects people. Its a shame all schools don't teach in a multisensory way as Shapwick does and I think every school should watch this so they realise the difficulties faced for people with dyslexia and the things that can be done to help. Maybe it would help to stop so many schools failing dyslexic children.
this was a brilliant documentary about dyslexia and how it effects people. Its a shame all schools don't teach in a multisensory way as Shapwick does and I think every school should watch this so they realise the difficulties faced for people with dyslexia and the things that can be done to help. Maybe it would help to stop so many schools failing dyslexic children. countrywoman
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2:00pm Thu 18 Nov 10

Doverbeme says...

Kara Tointon is fine as can be.
Kara Tointon is fine as can be. Doverbeme
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