Trips

Clenton Farquarson: Not Allowed

Clenton Farquarson was born in Birmingham in 1964. He grew up in Birmingham and went to his local mainstream schools.

Here Clenton describes his group not being allowed to go on trips with the rest of the school.

  • Clenton Farquarson
  • Clenton Farquarson
  • Clenton Farquarson
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/not-allowed.mp3

Transcript

We never went to school trips, because of our group, our banding, we were classed as 'behavioural issues' so they wouldn’t take us out of school, you know, to like, go to the museum. Like, everybody else in the school would go to the museum, the library, swimming. It was like a military manoeuvre to let us go swimming. The amount of teachers that would, you know, accompany us to go swimming. If you saw it now, it was more like being in jail than, you know, how we were treated, because we were classed as 'severe behavioural issues'. But no-one in school sat down with us to try and find out why.