Getting to School

Joanne Wacha: Buses and Taxis

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 talks about her journey to school.

  • Joanne Wacha
  • Joanne Wacha
  • Joanne Wacha


I had to get picked up on the same bus – green bus that I got picked up when I went to speech therapy school, so the council buses with other disabled kids. Oh at first I was taken in a taxi which was great, black taxi, cabby always knew what time to get me when I’d be ready, and we’d just go through the back of the school because the school wasn’t accessible from the front, dropped me off, I’d wheel myself to my class.

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