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  1. Sadly this is all too common. A friends husband who’s a police officer regularly has to ‘arrest’ a minor having psychotic episodes as it’s the only way to get him some immediate help. We had to pay for private consultation to get the help my dc needed. It was a struggle but our concern was he wouldn’t survive GP inactivity or NHS waiting lists. It was worth every penny although GP wasn’t keen to read the 3 page report from psychiatrist that detailed diagnosis and treatment. We ended up paying for the recommended therapy too.
  2. Just seen on BBC breakfast that mandatory autistic training has been announced by the government for NHS staff. @primrose has fought hard for this in memory of her son and others who have not had their needs heard and responded to.
  3. I think a friend’s Dd took A level dance at Thurston Community College last year.
  4. Sorry can’t post a link but Dr Scholls moleskin plus is 8mm thick and can be stuck to shoe or foot, it is like felt. We were introduced to it years ago by physio when son had foot/leg splints that rubbed when first fitted.
  5. I think the felt Anna describes is Scholl Moleskin or similar.
  6. Jane

    Room 101

    I’ve been asked too previously. Something that annoyed me would make me tenser than I already am during the procedure. Had an angiogram recently where they put music on as I got on the table, they then gave me relaxants so I didn’t care what it was anyway!
  7. Jane

    Room 101

    They didn’t give you a choice?
  8. Jane

    Room 101

    Daddy long legs (crane flys) that fly around your face as soon as turn lights off at night. Last year invaded by ladybirds, this year it’s daddy long legs.
  9. Is your sister at vocational school in Wales? If at school in England she should be registered with GP local to school and therefore you can overcome this problem.
  10. Hopefully one of the moderators will see your post soon and move it to Doing Dance so you get some advice. Long time since my children were that age but do know my Dd skipped primary exam. Does sound like your daughter being held back so I would be asking for an explanation. Often teachers busy between classes, sometimes better to email or call.
  11. Jane

    New Year

    With the start of a new academic year I wish good luck to all those starting their vocational journeys and the returnees.
  12. I didn’t know they run out unless you change employer and haven’t subscribed to the update service.
  13. Students from RBS, Elmhurst and ENBS are routinely used by the companies to bolster the corps, taking class with the company and accompanying them on tour. But come audition time are suddenly ‘perceived as not company ready’. Or as was cynically explained to us by an ex BRB principal - graduate schemes are a good money maker for the company and they can use the students within the company hence giving them ‘experience’ and bolstering numbers on stage. The following year the students are back in the audition pool as there are another years worth of students who will take their places filling the short fall in the companies. They are expensive and we’ve encountered some students who’ve completed more than one grad scheme. Well done to all those grads, RBS et al, who have contracts for the coming year.
  14. Can’t comment on this particular summer school but Dd attended a number of summer schools not knowing anyone both in UK and mainland Europe, she soon made friends. Is your Dd thinking of auditioning at Northern next year? If so attending the SS will give her a feel for the place but be aware classes may not be taught by regular staff.
  15. Where she is living may make some classes easier than others. Multiple tube changes can get tiresome especially late in the evening.
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