Here Ian talks about how painful it was to be away from home.
TranscriptLoneliness, not being able to talk to anyone, not being able to say to anyone, ‘I think there’s something seriously wrong here.’ Not with the school, not with the staff, but with me. I found it very, very hard being at boarding school. I think being a boarding school and only coming home for holidays. I think, it was just my parents wouldn’t talk about their feelings and I couldn’t talk about mine. It was heartbreaking really.
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Here Zara describes the different levels of learning achieved in both her mainstream and special settings.