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So We're Different but ...

Teachers and pupils of 3 schools in Trafford, Stevenage and Coventry make the case for the acceptance of difference without discrimination.

Documentary 1976 31 mins



The improvement of care, and growth of schools for children with special educational needs in the 20th century was monumental. Schools like those seen here - Pictor School in Trafford, Lonsdale School in Stevenage, and Hereward School in Coventry - offered great advances, although as the teachers, practitioners and most importantly the students describe, there is much work to be done.

Sponsored by the Department of Education and Science, the film appears to allow its participants to speak freely. The teachers seem proud of their approach, yet defensive of having to justify it. One of the film's strengths is that it features children from toddler age to young adult, with the latter particularly keen to speak their minds.