Learning, education and employment
“I love all of school! The best things are talking to my friends…drawing and…mmm…. playing!”
“I hate school. It’s boring and you have to do work. I like watching TV in my trailer”.
“I hated my teacher. She ruined school for me. But I did like some other teachers.”
Gypsy/Traveller girl: I don’t go to school. And I didnae like it when I did go. There’s nothing good about it.
Girl: Because it’s boring. The people. They’re just annoying. The way they talk and things.
Researcher: What about the learning?
Girl: I liked story writing. And I hated everything else. I hated the teacher. I got put in the writer’s book at school three times….I loved writing.
Researcher: What kind of stories did you like writing?
Girl: Imaginary ones. Things that will never happen. In high school they wanted me to become a writer. I kinda a gave it up when I left…
Researcher: Why did you give it up?