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Traumatised Children



A teacher gives an insight into how she has helped two EAL secondary students make immense leaps from difficult circumstances into becoming successful and happy pupils.

For some students at Bristol Metropolitan Academy, it's not enough to have support in learning English. Refugee students who have experienced deep trauma get individual attention from veteran teacher Julie Miller, in her Survival English programme.

Julie is 73-years-old, but despite attempting to retire, is such an asset to her school they haven't allowed her to leave. She talks about the things in her life which have inspired her to work with students who have emotional difficulties.

Julie candidly talks about her belief in accentuating the positive with her students. Her programme both ensures they learn English but even more importantly, offers them a haven of well being and instils in them the confidence to learn.

Published : Feb 2011

05 mins


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