Getting Around School

Sebastian Bianco Lynn: Down the Slopes

Sebastian was born in 1986 in Bury, Lancashire. He attended his local mainstream primary and secondary schools, continuing on to college and then university.

Here Sebastian describes his school’s layout making him late for lessons.

  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/down-the-slopes.mp3

Transcript

Despite the access of my high school, I suppose the only issue was that it was actually a split level school, it’s built on a hillside so you can come in at the front, or you could go down the slope and round the back and you’ve got another door into the bottom. But to stop me being delayed for classes, ‘cause there was actually one teacher who did victimise me and said, 'why are you always late for class?' And you think, well because, unlike everyone else that can come from the inside and it’s only a few steps, I have to go all the way around the building, and especially in the winter months with the sort of – with the way chairs from your local NHS were then, you didn’t want to go speeding because it was quite unsafe, as well, you know, down the slopes. And she was very – she didn’t really understand why I was always late, but it wasn’t for want to trying to get there on time.