Eyebrows on fleek in my High School days (middle pic)!
As a child I was aware that School was to be respected, attended (!) and adhered to. I enjoyed my time in the classroom.
But being pushed in one direction or the other regarding education was not in my Mum’s nature.
Maybe she had a peace that things would work out for me and my brother. Or maybe it was because she, like me,placed more importance on the need to try one’s best and to embrace the School environment as a whole, rather than push specific results.
I “failed” my eleven plus at the age of 11 and went to a High school instead of a Grammar school. Continue Reading…