Dear Editor: My name is Patrick Humby and I go to Truman Eddison Memorial School. I am in Grade 5. I really love going to school in my community. I really don’t like travelling for a long time on the school bus because the smell from the gas gives me a headache and makes me feel sick a lot.
When I get ready to go to Grade 7 and have to ride for a long time on the bus I will get sick more often. I am sick a lot now because I was born with a problem with my brain. I have migraines and nose bleeds a lot and my mom has to come to school to pick me up when I am sick.
But if I have to go to St. Anthony in Grade 7 and I get sick my mom won’t be able to come get me. She works as a paramedic and she has to stay in town 24/7 in case someone gets sick and needs the ambulance.
She needs to stay around town in case her beeper goes off.
I don’t want to ride on the bus for a long time to in the winter. We might have a snow storm and get stuck on the road or in St. Anthony and we might not have more clothes with us or food to eat if we have to stay for a long time.
I also want to let you know I like being in a small school. I have a learning problem and I need to get extra help so I can learn. My teachers help me with my work.
Mr. Bennett my teacher this year gives me extra help one on one and I also have been getting tutoring for the last three years. I am getting special help this year because I have trouble reading.
I am afraid that if I goes to a bigger school I won’t be able to get the help I get now and I won’t be able to stay for tutoring after school. I want to be a firefighter paramedic when I grow up and if I don’t get help with my reading I won’t be able to be a firefighter paramedic.
Please let us keep a K-12 school in our community.
Please, please, please.
Patrick Humby, St. Lunaire-Griquet