Town Crier: Let’s get seven-year-old Kevin to school

Kevin Wright, seven, who suffers from Charge Syndrome,and has been excluded from school. Pictured with parents Amanda Thorp and Kevin Wright.
Kevin Wright, seven, who suffers from Charge Syndrome,and has been excluded from school. Pictured with parents Amanda Thorp and Kevin Wright.
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One size does not fit all. But it is very sad when this adage is applied to a child. Kevin just wants to go to school. (see Page 1). His disabilities and special needs are not his fault.

The shortages of funding are not his fault. Yet it is Kevin who is suffering when all he basically wants to do is learn, and run around with children his own age.

Of course, blame for this situation does not lie with only one individual or even one organisation. Kevin has fallen through the cracks of a system which is focused on cost-cutting, box-ticking and classification.

But this absolutely adorable and determined seven-year-old is very much unique, and still deserves a place and chance to learn. The Visitor wil follow Kevin’s story and push strongly for a happy ending.

Today we have thrown our weight behind the campaign for Morecambe to get Wise – a new bronze relief of Eric and Ernie together. For the first time, this piece of wall art by sculptor Graham Ibbeson will allow our town to acknowledge the career-long partner of our favourite son.

For years, many Morecambe and Wise fans have wondered why Ernie isn’t alongside Eric on the prom.

This new landmark, while separate to the Eric statue, will complement it perfectly. It will surely also be a money-spinning extra tourist attraction for Morecambe. A Wise move, indeed.