RaPAL

Research and Practice in Adult Literacy – a friendly group

Rachel Cary

Rachel Cary, Ganney’s Meadow Nursery School

When I was in school, my teachers were often (VERY often)… side tracked with other pupils in my class because they were misbehaving, making jokes, throwing things, using their phones, etc. Therefore not much work ever got done. For that, I was unable to learn anything but the basics in some subjects. When exams came, I didn’t get the grades I needed to get on to the college course I was hoping for.

Luckily, I still got into college, just on a lower grade course. In my final year of college I discovered that I was pregnant and had to leave the course due to health risks of losing the baby (working with animals). Whilst pregnant and in the first year after having my baby boy I was unable/not allowed to do anything with my life because my son’s dad demanded me to stay home and be a housewife. After splitting up with him and moving back home to the Birkenhead area, I was able to get my life back on track and build up my confidence again. Therefore, I thought to join courses to help me build up knowledge to progress onto/into other colleges, to get a decent job.

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