Miro Griffiths: Classmates

Miro was born in 1989 in Birkenhead in the Wirral. Miro went to his local mainstream schools for both primary and secondary education, then going on to attend university.

Here Miro talks about being helped by his classmates.

  • Miro Griffiths
  • Miro Griffiths
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Miro-Classmates.mp3

Transcript

If I needed to reach something across the table, there’d be my hand trying to crawl towards a pen or whatever it was, and the other kid at the other end of the table without even thinking about it or making a big deal about it would just slide it towards me. Or where I need to put my hand up in class, I'd try, I'd get my hand on my jumper and start pulling up towards my cheek to lift it up and a kid would be writing away next to me and he'd just lift my hand up for me and hold it until the teacher saw anything. And it wasn't as if they asked me, well not asked me but it wasn't as if they made a deal about it, they just recognised that I needed that little bit of extra support and rather than asking for the teaching assistant to come over or anything else they just did it and I felt totally included really and that was just brilliant.