Mark Lynes: Segregated Campus

Mark was born in 1971 in Birmingham. He attended a local special school from age four to age sixteen and then went to a residential special college in Shropshire.

Here Mark describes being segregated from other students within his school.



The building – the campus was quite strange because at that time you had Wilson Stuart Special School that took physical disabilities. Then you had Braidwood School that took deaf people. And then you had Princess Smith School that took blind and partially sighted students. So, not only were you segregated from – and again, you think this is okay when you’re there. But not only were you segregated from able bodied people but you were segregated from deaf and partially sighted and blind kids as well.

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