Warwick Davis Goes Back to School to Help Raise Awareness of Dwarfism

Warwick Davis, one of the hardest working men in show business and all-round gentlemen, met with William Brereton at St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School in Alsager to help raise awareness of dwarfism.

For several years William, aged nine, has been attending conventions put on by Warwick’s charity Little People UK, which supports to people with dwarfism as well as their families and friends, and he has become good friends with the actor.

Warwick went to speak with the children about International Dwarfism Awareness Day (October 25) as well as his life and career.

The 49-year-old said: “When I was younger I was very fortunate in my surroundings that feedback loop was a very positive one, and it instilled a really positive image and belief in myself from my relatives.

“Whether you have any disability or not it’s about the messages you are getting back and feedback about yourself.

“I was told I could do anything if I put my mind to it, and that’s something I will talk to the kids about – that you should always follow your dreams and believe in yourselves.

He said: “Diversity is a buzzword in the media and it’s important everyone is represented in some way.

“I’m very lucky that I am the presenter on a daily quiz show. ITV have put someone with dwarfism on TV daily which will help normalise the condition. Then people will start to see everyone as equal.

“Even though someone has dwarfism, they are the exact same on the inside – with hopes and dreams and fears – they are exactly the same but in a slightly different shaped body.”

Warwick and his wife Samantha set up the Little People UK charity in 2012 in an effort to offer friendship and support for people with dwarfism, and help build a positive future for them.