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  1. Oliver was given that drug even though it was written on his bed, in his records and on his medical passport. Oliver was promised that he wouldn’t be given the drug by the doctors. It took one neurologist to ignore Oliver based on his mild autism, she removed all Oliver’s decisions and human rights, even though he had full capacity. That neurologist killed Oliver. Olivers parents continue to educate and fight for people who have autism and disabilities, they have fought tirelessly to get Oliver the justice he deserves. It’s so good to have support for this beautiful family from this forum.
  2. Hopefully Oliver will now get justice. Well done to Primrose and her husband, Oliver’s father for fighting, unearthing medical negligence covered up. Bringing mandatory training for all doctors and nurses, so no other family have to suffer like Oliver did.
  3. This is exactly the issue Kanangra. Some of the students admitted into vocational schools are not gifted dancers. Maybe they look like someone's ideal of a ballerina. I want to see talented people on stage. People who are beautiful in motion, showing musicality and artistry that moves me. I see too many gifted full time ballet students being rejected by vocational schools, PDL and YAGP because they do not fit the mould. Meanwhile they win the local and national Eisteddfods and comps because of their stage presence. They are chosen as soloists in their ballet school productio
  4. But very often it’s the parents who sit there watching these children dance doing the criticising, judging their weight, talent etc etc. They think that it is ok to say she only got chosen because she’s skinny, but she’s not talented enough and is forgetful. My child is far more talented but can’t get a place because etc etc. Inside vocational schools can be bad enough, but some parents who don’t always know the requirements for classical full time training, sit there making critical judgements. It’s cruel and distasteful.
  5. Actually I think I’ve got my wires crossed, I’m watching line of duty, my nerves are shot 😂😂😂
  6. I mean Peony discusses Rojo and gives her opinion whether it is correct or not, about why she didn’t get a contract. Unless I’ve mis-understood, was this opinion based upon observation or fact.
  7. Is it therefore an audience who is playing a guessing game, rather than knowing true facts. I said earlier, some parents need to take a closer look at themselves, judging children’s size and proportions, deciding if a child is talented enough to have earned themselves a place at that school. So much mental damage is done to these children, but it is not just done by their establishments, it is also those that think they know more, looking that child up and down, whispering that that child made a mistake and was too slow to pick up, she’s only there because she is skinny etc etc.
  8. But they were still initially taken on by the school, because the school was able to identify their potential. As I said earlier, once inside the schools it is a whole different story, and not always a nice one.
  9. Possibly, but haven’t you seen so many succeed and do well. How awfully sad for the students who appear to have ‘fallen flat’, instead they may simply of had enough. Unless you have had a child go through vocational training, or have worked in a vocation ballet school, you really can’t know what these students actually go through, not just physically but mentally ever day.
  10. In the UK we have hundreds of students from all over the world applying and auditioning for places at our top schools. They won’t know who has the most talent, they are not looking for that and they will actually tell you this. They tell us they are looking at facility, long achillea tendons to jump, natural turn out etc etc, musicality. They are not choosing the thinnest child. These children once selected are under close scrutiny and are regularly assessed and can lose their place at a drop of a hat. Children at UK vocational schools are different heights and different shapes, but they are c
  11. No company is going to take any dancer who can’t dance to a high standard, or one who can’t pick up choreography. Companies choose dancers from all over the world, they choose the best of the best. Schools especially at 16, are selecting students who are trainable and employable.
  12. I’m just reading this thread, so so many true comments being said. BUT so many critical judgements being said too, the skinny dancer this and the skinny dancer that, she’s weak because she’s too skinny, she makes mistakes, she’s slow to pick up etc etc. let me just point something out, not only is that poor child being mentally tortured by her school, but also some of you parents are also watching her and criticising her too. These parents are saying ‘but she is so thin’, NO you go on to point out this poor child faults too. as my daughter said to me, and unfortunately I have to use a s
  13. To add further to my previous post, my daughter applied for Liverpool university to study physics, she was accepted, but now she had deferred it because she isn’t ready to give up on her dance career just yet.
  14. I have just asked my daughter, was all that training worth it for your dance career, she said absolutely and she wouldn’t want to do anything else.
  15. I’m not throwing in the towel, I just feel that there is no point in trying to tell people, because it’s so difficult not to tell the truth without breaking the rules. It’s also important to try not to scare people as it’s not all bad either. There are lots and lots of good points, but there are so many bad points that should never ever have happened and is so unforgivable, especially when you are talking about a child, a long way from home.
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