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David Walker

David Walker

Name: David Walker
Age: 20
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Worcester
Campaign: Integration of students with disabilities and learning difficulties

Around 20 per cent of people in my college suffer from a disability or learning difficulty. Even so, I do not feel they are integrated well enough with other students.

 

When I go to classes, or to events, I see some of the disabled students have a tough time getting to know the other youngsters.

 

While Worcester College of Technology is doing excellent work to help every disabled student - mainly through holding special classes for people with difficulties and disabilities - I feel more could be done to ensure they feel part of the fabric of the college.

 

That is why, with the help of a large group of friends, we are campaigning to raise social inclusion in my college.

 

We have plenty of ideas about how to do this - we could hold a film, an event, or run a poster campaign. Whatever the method, with the hard work of my group - and the support of the college - we believe this Fix will not only allow for greater inclusion in the college, but perhaps inspire people elsewhere to do the same.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Abbie Smith Adam Meek
Adam Seers Alex Hudspith
Ashley Day Benjamin Moore
Billie Ralston Cerys Jones
Charlotte Happs Charlotte O'Keefe
Chloe Hancock Choi Hy
Dannie Fisher Demetra Savva
Edward Stephens Eleanor Harrison
Elle Pitt Emma Shaw
Fern Dawson Georgia Sephton
Giuliano Stallone Harry Green
Jade Griffiths Jennifer Phillips
Jessica Brannelly Kirsty Masterton
Louise Morris Mark Smith
Matthew Ash Morgan Sanders
Natalie Farmer Nicola Howell
Omar Blake-Dataalla Rachel Key
Robert Church Robert McGain
Samantha Rose Sam Eastwood
Sophie Jackson Stacie Davis
Stacy Harrison Zeno McDonald

Debbie Baker Cox, and Debbie Morris from the Worcester College of Technology

November 2013
My film 'SociABLE' was shown at a screening event held at Worcester College of Technology on Wednesday 27th November. It was one of four films being premiered and around fifty people turned up. Click here to read more about the event.

 

'SociABLE' Fixers at the screening event.

 
An article about the screening also appeared in the Worcester News. Click here to read the story.

 

August 2013

We had some positive feedback from Mark Guest, a student who works within a mental health charity, he says:

 

'I watched your story on Central News regarding tackling inequality and exclusion for people with disabilities. I just felt that your college needs a pat on the back, I did not realise until I started my placement three weeks ago just how excluded and socially isolated disabled individuals are in society.

 

I just wanted to express my congratulations to all the staff and students that attend your college for bringing the subject of social exclusion and discrimination to the media. Again, well done and good luck in the wonderful path that you are following.'

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