Last year we featured a talented young lad, Luke Dicker, who was part of the BBC documentary, The Coldest Classroom on Earth. Luke, who suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism, was filmed as he embarked on an expedition to the North Pole to challenge the label of being unteachable. Polaroid supported the trek by providing essential extreme sports sunglasses to the intrepid explorers.
We followed Luke’s journey with interest and his progression was amazing. So it was fantastic to be told that Luke has been asked by Lloyds TSB, the Official Banking and Insurance Partner of the London 2012 Games, to carry the Olympic torch for them on the 23 May.
Luke will also be performing, with the support of Pineapple Dance Studios, in Autism’s Got Talent on 12 May at the Mermaid Theatre in London.
It’s great to celebrate the positives of Autism and it’s exciting to see Luke flourish.