Category Archives: school days

Snake on the train

Dismayed to read in the news this week that Eurostar, as ‘a temporary policy’, has been using one of the two disabled toilets on some of its trains to store passengers’ bicycles. Apparently this was in lieu of adequate designated … Continue reading

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‘Danger: handicapped children!’

I knew 2016 was going to be a strange, difficult year, looking back 20 years to Jen’s death. Here’s a strange thought: What would I have looked back to 20 years ago? In 1996, my memory would have gone back … Continue reading

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Education, education… repetition

Low expectations for disabled kids Over the weekend I’ve been working my way through the remaining boxes put in the cupboard under the stairs when we moved house almost 18 months ago. And so I came across a scrap book … Continue reading

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Not keeping it on the level

The crazy design of my disabled twin sister’s school Last week in my Huffington Post blog, I wrote a piece bemoaning the lack of a past for my old school, Outwood Grange Comprehensive, near Wakefield. It was as if the … Continue reading

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On this night in 1980

My school burnt down – the second time in five years It’s about time for an off-topic post. Twitter’s littered with #OnThisDay tweets and, I’m sorry to say, I’m about to add to this. It’s 35 years to the day … Continue reading

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