Phillip Wyatt: Out of Bed

Phillip was born in 1959 in Bristol. He attended a local special school for deaf children in Bristol from the age of two. Then at age eleven he went to a residential special school for deaf children in Surrey, continuing on to the school's residential sixth form college.

Here Phillip describes being got out of bed by the Deputy Head in the mornings.


Another thing the Deputy Head would also do was (every morning one of the teachers would be on duty) come into our dorm and turn the lights on. I was still in bed and he’d come marching over, rip the covers off the bed and tell me to get up, he’d leave all the other boys alone, it was only me that he’d do it to!

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