A Right not a Fight 17th of June 2014
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!