Here Atinuke shares her thoughts about special and mainstream school.
TranscriptI don’t really like the idea of special schools that much. I personally wouldn’t want to go to a school that wasn’t mainstream. Just because I would never know anything else than that. So then when I got to people who didn’t have, like when I went out and I was with people who didn’t have disabilities, I don’t know. . . I don’t know, so (I wouldn't know how to mix) I think a mixed mainstream school is much better. I think it’s more like the real world would be. So if you went to a non mainstream school, when you want to look for work or stuff like that I think you might find it a bit harder. So I think going to a mainstream school, it kind of better equips you.
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