Hi I’m Amelia (Millie to my friends)
I attended Laycock School from the age of 4 to 11. I started in the HI Unit as I was wearing hearings aids at the time having been deafened by meningitis at age 3 and I was still trying to make sense of the world as a deaf child when I joined the school.
As I progressed through the school, I spent some time in the Unit and time in the mainstream class. I enjoyed both but particularly liked the peace and quiet of the Unit class when I wanted to concentrate. My favourite sport at Laycock School was swimming and I represented the school at the London Youth Games on a number of occasions.
By the time I was in Year 6, I was fully in the mainstream class and was ready to transfer to Camden School for Girls where I studied for GCSE’s and then in the 6th form for A Levels. At the age of 13 I had a bi-lateral cochlear implant operation and also swam the English Channel as part of a 6 girl relay team to raise funds for my school.
I am now in my final year at Bristol University studying for a degree in Classical Civilisation and considering continuing on to a Masters degree for the next couple of years. I still keep in touch with some of my friends from Laycock and occasionally drop in to say hello to my old teachers and speak to some of the new parents about my time at the school which was a very happy time for me.