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Khaleesi to attend Penal Quinam Primary

Published: 
Friday, June 2, 2017
Khaleesi Webb

Finally. Khaleesi Webb has found a place to attend school.

Come September, Khaleesi will be attending the Penal Quinam Government Primary School.

Confirmation came from her mother, Kerisha Crawford-Webb, who expressed relief as she and her five- year- old daughter were welcomed by principal of the school Gensa Khan and staff yesterday afternoon.

Arrangements were made by Education Minister Anthony Garcia for the mother and daughter to view the layout and make a determination as to whether or not they were comfortable with Khaleesi attending school there. The new building was designed to accommodate students with physical disabilities like Khaleesi.

Crawford-Webb said the staff made them so comfortable that her daughter joined with the principal in singing nursery rhymes including “ABC” and “Baba Black Sheep” during their visit.

“I am very pleased. The school is just ten minutes away into the Quinam Road. It has a small population of about 88 students, which is ideal for Khaleesi. I think a school population of about 400 children may be a bit too much for her. The school is built to accommodate people like her and she has her own personal toilet, complete with railings,” she gushed.

Khaleesi, who walks with the aid of a walker, will also be the only special needs child at the school and that has also generated a great deal of interest already, her mother said.

“The process will also start tomorrow (today) to have a student support system in place to assist Khaleesi,  so I would not have to go to the school with her,” Crawford-Webb said.

She returns to the school today for the principal to complete an assessment and forms for her admittance as well as to present her with booklist and uniform requirement. 

Crawford-Webb said she has no regrets about coming to the media to highlight her suspicion that her daughter was denied a place at one of three primary schools where she was registered, because of her disability.

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