Student workshop will offer help to dyslexic landscapers

Coslett: has written to colleges
Coslett: has written to colleges

Palmstead Nurseries is holding a soft-landscaping student workshop at Merrist Wood College in Kent on 3 March with former BALI chairman Paul Cowell speaking on how to make the industry work better for dyslexic landscapers.

Palmstead marketing manager Nick Coslett said he has written to colleges asking them to build the day into their timetables because it will be "a day to inspire students about opportunities in horticulture and landscaping with stories on ‘this is how I got started and see me now’".

Speakers will include Tim O’Hare on "the answer lies in the soil", David Gilchrist on his career experiences and Cowell. "The ratio of people with some form of dyslexia in our industry is very high and deters some of them from trying to achieve things," said Coslett. "But there is help available to these folk that empowers them to achieve.

"Paul Cowell had a lad who left because he was struggling to cope with reading and writing at college because the school system failed him. In this industry that’s an appalling fact. These people are worth something even though they may fail."

Coslett added that he is hoping for support from a wide range of industry partners.


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