We told each other our news.
The DSA wanted to know what we thought about school.
We started by sharing our school photos, year books and certificates.
Here is what we said:
Work is much better than school – Work is different
Liked English, Geography & History
Enjoyed Food, Technology, PE, Art & Drama
School was embarrassing
Meet new teachers
Didn’t like the strict history teacher (she was my mum)
I loved secondary school – all my friends went there
Going on school trips
I studied maths, music, history, English, IT & photography
Getting a detention – had to write lines!
Having a TA to help you – had different ones
Told off for fighting
Being in a house
Everyone has different needs
Talking to students and teachers
Did not like my head teacher at primary school – he picked on me – he picked on other people as well
I was in a play
One person in the group didn’t want to talk about school – they said they hadn’t enjoyed it.
Another person told us they spoke to the teachers and pupils at their school about Down’s syndrome.
We finished the session by making plans for our Xmas lunch.
Then we had a lovely bring and share lunch to finish the day.