Participants: Skinner family; Participants: Skinner kids
Tara: What’s it like growing up in Acton? Yes!
Darwin: Well, when it’s my birthday it’s usually exciting because I get presents.
Tara: You like presents?
Tara: Okay! Very good! So you like living in, in Acton because you get good presents for your birthday?
Tara: And you have birthday parties?
Tara: Yes. Okay, great!
Darwin: I’m the next person to have a birthday party.
Tara: You’re the next person in the family to have a birthday party?
Darwin: Actually, it’s Gray’s and then, Dad’s and then Momma’s and then Mommy’s and then Dad’s and then mine.
Tara: When is your birthday?
Gray: On Remembrance day.
Tara: On Remembrance day in November? So you have to wait a bit!
Darwin: I have to wait a long time.
Tara: A long time! You do, you do. Tell us about Acton.
Emily: I really like living in a small town. Like while you’re still going to school, because then you can like, walk everywhere and you don’t have to like, take a bus to get to your own school or drive or anything. So that’s really good, but I think like, maybe when I graduate high school or something, and I start going to college, I might go to a bigger school.
Gray: It’s pretty welcoming. Like, I’m pretty sure that the night that we actually moved in here, we actually got like a welcome wagon thing.
Tara: How about you? Tell us about your friends, um, Emily!
Emily: Well I don’t have a huge group of friends, I have a smaller group of friends that are like, I’m really good friends with, and I hang out with all the time.
Emily: But like most of my class, and people in grade 7, they are like friends, if not like acquaintances with me, because like, uh, because it’s not, like, the biggest school. Like it’s JK to grade 8, but because it’s not as big a town, it’s not as many as you might see in like Toronto schools.
Emily: So, I am close with most of the people, I’ve been going to school with most of the same people for almost the entire time they’ve been here.
Emily: So most of the people in grades will know each other and be friends with each other, so, that’s really nice.
Tara: How about you Gray?
Gray: I have a small group of friends that I just usually hang out with at break and stuff.