School Culture

Deborah Sowerby: Being Corrected

Deborah was born in 1949 in London. She spent some time in hospital as a young child and then was sent to a residential special school in East Sussex at the age of five, staying there until she was sixteen and then going on to Art School.

Here Deborah talks about the culture of ‘treatment’ within her school.

  • Deborah Sowerby
  • Deborah Sowerby
  • Deborah Sowerby
  • Deborah Sowerby
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/being-corrected.mp3

Transcript

It wasn't about education really, and I think it's important to remember that. It was about hospital, it was about treatment, it was where working-class children were sent when they were, where parents were deemed to be unable to cope, where we would get treatment, to, I guess, to be corrected.