Adult education

Man helped to find job after barely speaking for six years

Janine Jansen

BBC Spotlight

A man who barely spoke for six years after being bullied at school is now working at Bovey Castle.

Aaron Darcy, 21, from Torquay, became selectively mute, talking only to his parents and only within the confines of his home.

He started to speak more freely again after getting help from an adult education provider called Eat That Frog.

The service helps young people with special needs to get jobs in the local community.

Bovey Castle has taken on two students so far and says it wants to take on more.

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