Disabled People’s experiences of education over the last Century
Elliot Reed: Copying from the Blackboard
Elliot was born in 1969 in Surrey. He lived with his family in Oxted and attended his local primary and secondary mainstream schools, also attending a private school for a few years in between. He went on to attend a Youth Training Scheme after school.
Here Elliot describes struggling to keep up with the teacher.
I mean I didn’t like when you had to copy off the blackboard because they were so fast, you try – you do the – you start off writing and then by the time you got to where you want they’ve rubbed it all off and then they’re doing the next, you know, I thought why don’t they give you a chance to catch up?