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"I am 16 and the education system is destroying my health"

Date: 17 Aug 2015

Below is an excerpt from an article in the Guardian this weekend, the writer is almost 16 and has suffered from ill-health due to the way this country's education system currently works, she feels as many other young people do about it and sums it up perfectly in just 3 words...'This Isn't Fair".

It is a brilliantly written article with some great points about how the current system is having major effects on young people, it's most definitely worth a read:

"Breathe in. Breathe out.

The strings that hold you together are loosening. You feel what’s going on in your body without being able to control it. Your breathing speeds up. Every sense heightened, your entire body shakes. Pins and needles are running marathons up and down your limbs. It hurts. Everything is too close. Too loud. And then you shut down.

You’re having a panic attack.

This isn’t an article about why more awareness is needed about mental health issues or how an amazing technique waved my anxiety away. Those articles and books exist, and they express those topics better than I ever could.

This is an article about how our education system is ruining young people’s lives. Nobody is listening to the teachers who say it, so perhaps someone will listen to me."

Click here to read the full article on the Guardian website

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