Category: Shannon

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Bearing up – Tribunal and Results

Yesterday morning, I had my Personal Independent Payment -PIP- Tribunal. PIP is a UK disability benefit. So today, I “Beared Up” (Phrase stolen from one of my lecturers as they heard about my tribunal). Ready to fight the injustice of PIP. I put on my armour, not knowing […]

Little Sea Bear Update—a reflection

Hi Everyone. I know it has been a long while since I have posted at Little Sea Bear. I’ll be lying if I said it was solely coursework. I mean, coursework was a major aspect of it, but it certainly wasn’t the only thing that has kept me […]

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Marketing and a 360 soundscape Radio Drama at Uni

Hi everyone, sorry about disappearing for awhile. University has been keeping me on my toes. The start of the spring semester was chaotic. Without prior warning, we were told to write the first draft to a 12 minute, 360 sound, radio drama within 4 days. It was fun […]

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Bearing Disability: Lift (elevator) Dependency

Hi guys. So recently, Sophie and I went to the cinema. We watched How to Train Your Dragon 3; good film. More on the disability side of that soon. But we had a few challenges. Mostly to do with the lift at the cinema. Sometimes known as the […]

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Little Sea Bear Needs Your Help

So, I’d like your help with something. That help is how to make Little Sea Bear: fun, engaging and informative I also want to know about improvements. Is the content hard to read? Is it too long? Do the visuals work? Is it accessible enough. That kind of […]

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Paws and Prose: Honey, Chocolate & Nerkles Screenplay

Some of you may know that I am an aspiring screenwriter. The other day, I showed my lecturer my blog. He highly recommended that I put my screenplay from last year up here for all the world to see, so here it is. Click to download: Honey, Chocolate […]

Bearing Disability: Employment Fears

I’m 22 now and I am half-way through my masters. This is great and I am really looking forward to this but with my Masters being a one year course, there is something else that I need to think about. Employment After my Masters, I need to get […]

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Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson: Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: SecretsBook Author: Jacqueline WilsonDate Published: May 2003Publisher: Corgi Genre: Children’s Fiction, RealismStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction Hello, and welcome to Berg’s Book Club—the only book club that has a polar bear assistant! With university on Christmas Break, I have decided to use some of my time by reading. Oh, how I have missed being able […]

Bearing Disability: Educating Children

Many people worry about a child’s reaction to disability. A few years ago, parents wrote to the BBC about Children’s Presenter, Cerrie Burnell because of her missing limb. Parents with able-bodied children stated that their child was having nightmares and asking difficult questions but parents with disabled children […]

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