It’s International Lefthanders Day – the day when all those who write with their left hand get to celebrate being in a group that consists of roughly 12 % of the population.
There are many weird and wonderful facts about lefthanders – from the fact that they are supposed to be better at multi-tasking to the fact that five recent presidents of the US were lefties!
But being a leftie can also cause problems – from using a scissors to smudging work as you write an essay, so it’s certainly not all plain sailing.
Luckily, with our online training courses, it doesn’t matter whether you are a leftie or a rightie – because it’s all done on a keyboard, from the comfort of your own home at whatever time suits.
We have a number of courses on our online training platform, all of which are specially designed for the Welsh housing sector.
New courses include the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, Current Social Housing Matters and Social Housing: who do we think we are? Find out more here
Are you a leftie? If so you’re in great company. Here are 10 very influential lefthanders:
- Barack Obama: The former President is a proud leftie and far from alone – five of the last seven presidents have been lefties including Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan.
- Prince William: Like his dad Prince Charles, the future king favours his left hand.
- Sir Paul McCartney: Apparently lefties are very creative. And let’s be honest, he has written some amazing songs.
- Angelina Jolie: She’s written many autographs as a Hollywood star – and always with her left hand
- Tom Cruise: Seen him in Mission Impossible? The gun is usually in his left hand
- Justin Bieber: He plays the guitar and writes with his left hand but plays sport with his right. Just too clever for words
- Oprah Winfrey: She’s the queen of the talk show and a regular on the red carpet and when she waves to the camera – it’s with her left hand
- Bill Gates: The founder of Microsoft is one of the most influentially successful men on the planet – so being a leftie certainly hasn’t held him back
- Pele: The Brazilian legendary footballer scored some amazing goals with his left foot, but when it comes to writing, he uses his left hand.
- Leonardo da Vinci: The painter was so left-handed he used to write from right to left! Some historians have suggested that da Vinci’s left-handedness added to his genius, because it forced him to think and see in an extraordinary way.
To book onto our online training courses, go to https://chcymru.org.uk/en/forthcoming-training/online-training/