Shrink Wrap this weekend on BBC3CR

The face for radio?

A face for radio?

This Sunday I am appearing on the BBC 3 Counties radio show Shrink Wrap, chatting about my experiences of education. The show is all about Inclusive Education and SEN provision, so I went off to Putteridge High School, my old high, to chat with the students and staff about what it is like to go to a mainstream school if you have an impairment. I was the first disabled kid to attend Putteridge and I know how much it set me up to be the man I am today. The biggest thing I gained from my time at school is the knowledge that just because I have an impairment doesn’t mean I am any less than anyone else, just different. One thing’s for sure… I like being different!

Mikat BBC3CR with Chetna and Toby

In The Studio – Mik at BBC3CR with Chetna and Toby

It is a rather serious subject, and as I sat in the studio listening to Chetna Kang and Toby Friedner, the programs regular hosts, chat with experts about SEN provision and the forthcoming changes on how it works I felt very sorry for parents of disabled kids today. In the program I chat with my Mum to find out what it was like for her way back when I was tiny, but it’s nothing to the hops parents have to jump through now. Typically when it was my turn to join in the atmosphere cheers up to the max, but even though I do like a bit of humour I do hope my key message comes through. I truly believe that we need to work towards an education system that allows everyone to attend the same school, with the chance to study to whatever the child#s ability level is and that allows children to grow up understanding that disability is just part of life. Let’s hope that it happens one day eh?

To hear the show, either tune in to BBC3CR on 95.5FM or 103.8FM or listen via i-Player.

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BBC3CR Xmas show now Online!

BBC3CR Xmas 01

Just about to go on air

For everyone who missed my BBC3CR Xmas show, Mik Scarlet’s Festive Fun, here it is.

I would like to thank Ben and Sarah who worked with me in the studio to make everything go so smoothly. A big thank you goes out to my guest in the studio, future Paralympic star George Barnard, who was great to chat with and made it even more fun in the studio.

BBC3CR Xmas Mik&George 02

George, Ben and Mik in the studio

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BBC3CR Xmas Radio Show 27th December 2013!

Yes, it’s nearly time!

On December 27th I will be presenting and DJing on my Xmas radio show Mik Scarlet’s Festive Funtime on BBC 3 Counties Radio.  From 11am to 1pm I will be playing the best in festive tracks, plus some party faves top get you in the mood for NYE, and chating about memories of Christmas past & present, family Xmas traditions, New Years resolutions and hopes for 2014 amoungst other things. It will be the usual Mik Scarlet waffling and fun but with a festive twist.

I will also be joined by local Luton teenager future Paralympian George Barnard, who will be telling me what it’s like to train to be a top level sporty type and giving me the round up of festive sport. As I know nothing about sport I am relying on George to help me through this sports mad time of year.

Tune in… or it will be available on iPlayer and then on this website. No escape then….

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