Relationships

Nadia Clarke: Friends

Nadia was born in 1992 in Hexham, Northumberland. At age five she attended a local special school and then moved to a mainstream school at age six, after the family moved to Halifax. She continued in a mainstream secondary school, then attended her local college. Nadia is planning to go on to university.

Nadia talks about friendships at school.

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Can you tell us about your experience of making friends at school? A lot of my good friends learned to sign because of me.
I was confident and funny. I remember independence without support staff in school. Everybody said 'Hi Nadia. ' I loved it. It was easier to talk to people without the support staff? Yes.