Deborah Sowerby: Alarm Clock
Here Deborah describes getting used to the world after school.
TranscriptI didn't even know how to get up in the morning, I struggled to get up, I had to do things like set an alarm clock, and I didn't know what to do in the morning, I mean it sounds incredible now, but you know everything was predetermined at Chailey, we were woken up by a bell and somebody came and got us out of bed and suddenly, I was having to do all that so, that was difficult. And having to negotiate public transport, as well as relating to people and, it was just completely strange so during that year I guess that that was a, you know I got used, was getting used to the world.
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