Getting to School

Donna Francis: Blue Buggy

Donna was born in 1983 in Kent. She lived with her family in Folkestone, attending her local mainstream primary and secondary schools. She then went on to university.

Here Donna talks about going to school in a McLaren buggy.

  • Donna Francis
  • Donna Francis
  • Donna Francis


I got a McLaren buggy, one of them old blue buggies for disabled children, which I hated. And I was really embarrassed about it so I used to get my mum – where the school was, there as an alleyway, so I used to get Mum to hide the buggy there when she’d pick me up from school and then we would walk to the alleyway and then we’d go home the least popular way so there was less people.

Explore more

Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people

A selection of other stories...