The day, which is now in its 25th year, was started by the Left Handed Club, giving people across the world a chance to celebrate the advantages - and raise awareness of the disadvantages - of being left handed. Only an estimated 10% of the population are dominant with their left hand.
On 13th August children played some throwing and catching games with their non-dominant hand, whilst some of the older children will be trying to write notes and draw pictures.
“International Left Handers Day is a good time for us to appreciate that we are all different, which also means that not everyone uses the same hand to write with. It’s an instinctual thing and we’re going to show children how difficult it is to switch by encouraging them to try some activities they normally find straightforward, with their non-dominant hand. I’m sure we’ll all have a lot of fun looking at the results of the drawings too!”