Getting Around School

Joanne Wacha: Getting a Push

Joanne Wacha was born in 1984 in Harrow, London. Joanne attended local mainstream primary and secondary schools and also spent time in hospital, attending the hospital school, after becoming ill at the age of thirteen. After school she went on to a local sixth form college, then a residential special college and then on to university.

Here Joanne describes being helped by schoolmates to get around.

  • Joanne Wacha
  • Joanne Wacha
  • Joanne Wacha


People were really good to me actually. Like I’d be wheeling around and you could tell I was tired and certain people, different people from different classes would go, ‘Oh Jo, do you want a push?’ and I’d get my push.

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