Big Kids-Juvenile Fiction
‘He manipulated me by making me feel special … then duped me into thinking I was to blame.’
Hayley was just 12 when she met Mr Willson, the new drama teacher at her school. Good looking and charismatic, he was classic schoolgirl-crush material. Hayley was flattered by the attention he gave her, and he soon befriended her parents. Little did they know they were all being groomed. Hayley allowed Mr Willson to do unspeakable things to her, and after the relationship ended it took almost 20 years of guilt and crippling self-esteem issues before a complete breakdown prompted her to tell her parents, and they went with her to the police.
This is the shocking true story of a schoolgirl groomed by her teacher, and her courageous journey to heal the wrongs of her past.
Hayley McGregor is an actress and drama teacher, and is in the process of starting her own theatre company, YOLO, to bring awareness about mental health and confidence issues to young people. She lives with her partner Leroy and two dogs, Biffy and Bella, in Greater Manchester.
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