Alice: Lights Out

Alice was born in 1957 in Buckinghamshire. She went to mainstream primary schools and moved to a residential special school with her sister for her secondary education.

Here Alice recalls the benefits of being ‘homesick’.

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Because I was the new girl, I was allowed to be homesick after lights out, so then I was very useful to my fellow dormitory bods because I could pretend to be homesick and we could all, fiddle about after lights out and nobody would tell us off. It was very good, so that lasted at least a month into school and then I'm sure somebody clocked that I shouldn't be homesick anymore.

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