Danielle’s different message

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 November 2013

Danielle Webb pictured with pupils.

Danielle Webb pictured with pupils.

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STUDENTS in North Somerset have been learning about differences and overcoming challenges in a series of school assemblies being held by a Portishead teenager.

Danielle Webb, who has a form of dwarfism, is encouraging youngsters to accept people for who they are and look beyond any differences.

The 14-year-old said: “I have been talking to pupils about a charity I am involved in called Little People UK and raising awareness about dwarfism, but I am also aiming my talks at anyone who feels they are different, talking about positives and how to overcome challenges.”

Since getting involved in Little People UK, opening a branch in the South West and linking up with the founder member, actor and TV personality Warwick Davis, Danielle says she has found a new confidence. She has appeared on television and is developing her public speaking to help create a greater understanding of dwarfism.

She added: “Getting involved in Little People UK has given me the courage to speak out and help people understand more about dwarfism. I invite questions after my talks in school assemblies which I feel is helping to break down a lot of barriers.”

Starting with house assemblies at Gordano School, Danielle has now embarked on a programme of primary schools in Portishead and in Weston.

n Pictured: Danielle with pupils at High Down Junior School, Portishead.


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