St Davids College

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Scott Quinnell Visits St David's

Published: 08.12.2022 ( a year ago )

Today St David’s College welcomed Welsh Rugby Legend, Scott Quinnell. An enormous figure both on and off the field he earned 52 caps for Wales (7 as captain), as well as 3 for the British and Irish Lions and making 41 appearances for Wigan Rugby League.

At the age of 21, Scott was diagnosed with Dyslexia, and at the age of 36 he was diagnosed with Dyspraxia. Learning difficulties have dominated his life and Scott is keen to raise the profile of Dyslexia and Dyspraxia provision in schools.

“I wish I’d come to a school like this” Scott said "With the dyslexia support on offer here, it would have been perfect for me. Plus, the dyspraxia support would have helped a great deal."

Scott met some of our staff, parents, and pupils and discussed issues that have affected him and strategies that he has used to overcome them. He also took the time to engage with some of our aspiring rugby players and took part in a coaching session that included a lot of our 1stXV.

Here are some pictures from the day with more to come on our school blog.

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