Scott Quinnell Launch

Scott Launch

Scott Quinnell may have an outstanding reputation as a rugby player but his struggle with dyslexia has also proved to be an inspiration for many adult learners and children.

On 29 June 2010, Scott Quinnell visited Pyle Life Centre to launch the new Ton Pentre Learning Suite. Unable to read or write until he underwent the Dore education programme at 33, Scott has inspired many to face their demons and return to learning, through his frank, honest and positive attitude. Now he has been shortlisted for an Inspire Adult Learner award.

Scott talked to over 165 pupils and teachers from local Pyle Primary Schools about his struggles with Dylsexia and championed the need to ask for help from friends, family and education staff. Each child received a free signed copy of Scott’s Quick Reads Title The Hardest Test. ( Accent Press)

Scott also talked to the new Adult Learners Reading Group which is running as part of the Community Education Learning Centre in the Ton Pentre Suite. Participants discussed their struggles with reading and new determination to press ahead with Quick Reads and other titles to improve their literacy skills inspired by Scott’s example. Each member of the group also received a free signed copy of Scott’s book courtesy of Bridgend Libraries.

Finally Scott officially launched the new Adult Learners Suite to a large gathering of Council and Cabinet members and users of the new facility.

Scott Pyle.