Creative Sparks at the Humber Bridge

The creative sparks will be flying at the Humber Bridge this Saturday (7 May at 2pm) as a group of students from Dyslexia Sparks – Hull and East Yorkshire’s only registered charity – stretch their creative muscles in preparation for a writing competition.

A 70-strong group comprising Sparky Students and their families, along with the charity’s Specialist Tutors and Assessors, will join together on a walk across the 150-metre tall and 2,200-metre long bridge for inspiration ahead of entering the Humber Bridge’s short story and poem competition. Students will be assisted with taking photographs and recording sounds and information during the event to encourage their creativity. These will be brought back into lessons, where students will be supported with writing their short story or poem by Dyslexia Sparks’ Specialist Tutors.

The event is also the first of the charity’s regular, free Sparks Socials and has been created in response to feedback from clients requesting opportunities to meet and socialise with other Sparky Students and their families. Some students are also raising funds for the charity as part of the event, participating in a sponsored walk across the bridge.

Jane Craig, Founding Director at Dyslexia Sparks, said: “We’ve had a fantastic response to the first in our new Sparks Socials series. This event promises to be a great opportunity for Sparky Students to get together, have fun and unleash their creativity!”

The Humber Bridge’s creative witing competition is open to primary school-aged children across the Humber region and Dyslexia Sparks are running their own creative writing competition in addition, so that Sparky Students of all ages can take part. Dyslexia Sparks provides specialist tuition and diagnostic dyslexia assessments for all ages from seven years onwards.

As a registered charity, Dyslexia Sparks can provide financial support to eligible households in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire to help with the cost of specialist tuition and diagnostic dyslexia assessments.

The charity also provides free advice, support and guidance to dyslexic individuals and their families and promotes awareness and understanding of dyslexia. Follow Dyslexia Sparks on  Eventbrite, Facebook and Twitter to be kept up to date with the latest news and events.

For further information, please contact Dyslexia Sparks on 01482 234856 and at or visit