‘Hannah’s London Experience’

A Right not a Fight 17th of June 2014 hannah

On the 17th of June, Rhys and I travelled with Giselle by train to London. I was nervous at first but also excited.

The campaign was held at the Old Palace Gate opposite the Houses of Parliament. It started at 1:30 and finished at 3:00 PM.

Over 80 students and parents from 12 national specialist colleges – Darwin, Fortune, Foxes, Mount Camp hill, Nash, National Star, New College Worcester, Oakwood Court, QAC, Royal National College for the Blind, Tremor’s and Young Epilepsy .  We all wore our ‘A Right not a Fight’ t-shirts. We chanted, held banners high, handed out leaflets to passers-by and talked to the MP Geoffrey Clifton Brown who came to listen to our stories. It was a really empowering and a positive experience for everyone.

Rhys George, a student from Oakwood Court College, Devon, was at the event and said: “Going to Oakwood College has allowed me to live life to the extreme and actually make something of my life.”

London is my favourite City. I loved Big Ben and the London Eye. I loved the Restaurant for dinner. I had plain Burger and chips and for lunch I had Subway.

On 26th June 2014 we went to Barnstaple to visit out head office called Phoenix Learning and care.   We met Judith and Elliot a reporter from the local newspaper, she also took some pictures.  We met Keith Burley and Moira Storkey who were very interested in our day at London. I am really proud of myself and what I’ve achieved since I’ve been at Oakwood Court College. I think it would be great to keep all special needs colleges open.   I would love to do something like this again if I could it would be amazing!


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