If I Could Change Something

Ian Metherell: Boarding School

Ian Metherell was born in 1948 in Hounslow. Ian spent almost his entire school life in residential special schools, first in Henley, then in Kent and finally in Lancashire.

Here Ian shares his views on young people being sent to boarding school.

  • Ian Metherell
  • Ian Metherell
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/boarding-school.mp3

Transcript

Unfortunately, even today professionals are still sending people with Williams Syndrome to boarding school. I personally feel that is the wrong way. It’s the wrong way to treat an individual. That individual has feelings, is a human being, has rights. To be quite honest, I’d be totally against a professional sending someone to boarding school because they know there’s something wrong but they don’t know what is wrong.