School in Harare was a disaster for Julian Leon educationally and psychologically. So it might seem strange that he went on to spend nearly 20 years working at a school as a counsellor helping to develop the inclusive education programme at Herzlia. “Herzlia however,” he says “is more than a school, it is community and family, my own children were there. I had a responsibility to them and all the kids who needed support to try and make their experiences different”. Here Julian tells his story.