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OK RESTARTED MY OLD SCHOOL DAYS
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Scousemouse



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: OK RESTARTED MY OLD SCHOOL DAYS  Reply with quote

My school life began in 1953 I attended St Pauls School Byles street in Liverpool 8
I can still remember my first day , as i was brought up on the C landing of Myrtle Gardens i had not had any chance to mix with other Kids, so School was very strange to me in fact down right frightening all these strange people who I did not know.

I spent most of my first morning standing against the wall not knowing how to communicate with the other kids in fact to frightened to so, My Mother stood out side till it was time for lunch she took me home for Dinner it was only a few minuets from school ,I did not want to go back after dinner but my Mother had to forcibly take me back.

After lunch things did not get any better there was a Coocko clock in the Class room and The teacher her name was Miss Sullen, Showed me how to pull the weight to wind it up.I was to do this every morning well I was petrified and me having been given this job put me on the wrong side of some of the kids,which just made things worse.

I managed to get through my first day, you can tell how badly it affected me as I can remember it so well I didn't want to go back the next day but I did , it must have been a month or two before I even stopped standing by the wall saying that nothing else changed I still could not make friends or even talk to other kids. Children of any age don't like anyone who is different I became the brunt of the bullying element,. they made my life hell even at that age I wouldn't tell my mother I thought I have to sort this out myself but how.This went on week after week it was so bad I started bed wetting my Mother by now was questioning me, she could see how unhappy I was , this made my situation worst I thought to myself if she complains to the school it will get much worse but thankfully she didn't she seemed to be reading my mind, I have noticed this a few times through my life she seemed to know what to do and what not to do I looked on my Mother as being a magical being.

After a few weeks thing started to get better I will never know if she complained to the school or not she always said she did not . A new boy started mid term I found out later he had started school in Portsmouth the same time as me but his farther had a job in Liverpool and the family had moved here His name was Lance Burton, the only desk free was the one next to me so Miss Sullen sat him with me I didn't know then what a profound influence he would have on my early school days.

It was three weeks before the coronation at home there was Gran And Grandad mum dad and mums sister Joyce and Lynn tell you more about Lynn later, Joyce was twenty one and for the past year she had been tying to learn me how to tell the time I looked up to her she was like an. older sister .she suffered badly with an illness called Nephrites if I spelt it right.

The school was on Holliday I remember going to bed I woke up the next morning and every one was crying during the night Joyce had been taken ill and rushed to hospital she had passed away during the night this hit me like a sledge hammer even at that age I knew I would never see here again the funny thing about it was that I could tell the time after that isn't life strange.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good memory you have. Smile Keep writing....errrm, well, typing....

My first day in school was kind of nice. September 1967. I was shy and timid as a child (Beeb stop laughing, I was!) I can remember being stuck to my mum with super glue, so to speak. Anyway, I remember being enticed away by a nice teacher for a ride on the rocking horse. That was it, I was hooked. I loved every single minute of being in that school. I felt happy, secure and content, not a feeling that I have ever had since.
I did worry for a few weeks when I first started because I thought the teacher was going to cut my legs off.    You see, I had only been there a few days when we were all taken out the class for a break in the playground. As we all legged it down the stone steps, I fell and grazed my knee. It was bleeding and I was crying.    (There's always one) So, next day, I asked to go the loo and the teacher said yes but but don't fall over again otherwise I'm going to have to chop your legs off. I absolutely believed her. I walked very slowly and avoided the rough and tuble for a while. Just in case!
Had she chopped my legs off, I'd have had to have arsed around rather a lot eh?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My primary school was St Peter & Paul’s RC  school in Crosby..don’t remember it much apart from the school milk......like blocks of ice in Winter and almost curdling in the Summer.... Laughing  Laughing

Manged to pass my eleven plus.....way hey and off I went to Seafield Convent......which can only be described a hell on earth,......nuns make for very very strict teachers....

We had such a rigid dress code.....our skirts had to be below the knee so every morning we had to kneel.....I will repeat that ............yes kneel .....so that the headmistress could  check our skirts touched the floor....then she knew they were the correct length....  Shocked

We had indoor and outdoor shoes and berets in the Winter and straw boaters in the Summer..we could never but never been seen in the street without being fully togged and our hats on....

Laughing  Laughing


There was a boys school opposite ..St Mary’s and quite a few of us from both schools used to walk home through Coronation Park....so of course we used to chat to the boys.. a sure way to Hell don’t ya know..... Laughing

The nuns hated us mixing with BOYS so they used to have one of them patrol the park at home time to make sure we did not fraternize with the enemy....

Wow betide us if we got caught..and to be caught without your
hat on......my God there was hell to pay and they liked dolling out their punishments

We used to laugh that maybe they  thought that’s   how you got pregnant talking to boys without a hat on they made such a big deal about it Laughing  Laughing

But it was an excellent school and we were taught well and I left armed with O'levels and A'levels which got me into a good nursing school.....well it was the Liverpool one and there  aint no better than that Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb accounts of Schooldays recollections . I really enjoyed reading them, It was like a 'Fly on the wall' experience.
My first day at Infants School was very similar to Scousemouses first day....I was a very very shy boy......'Shut Up Barbie.I really was ! Embarassed
I remember the day like it was yesterday as like Scousemouse it terrified me too.  
I think I must have been ok the next day cos  I dont remember it bothering me again after that.
Nowadays children normally attend Pre-School Creche and are gently eased into it , which is much better for the more introvert kids.

Scousemouse in your account you mention living on what you describe as 'C' block which meant you didnt have the opportunity to mix with other kids...was 'C' block mostly comprised of families who had no kids?. Im a bit confused with that bit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brainbox wrote:
Superb accounts of Schooldays recollections . I really enjoyed reading them, It was like a 'Fly on the wall' experience.
My first day at Infants School was very similar to Scousemouses first day....I was a very very shy boy......'Shut Up Barbie.I really was ! Embarassed
I remember the day like it was yesterday as like Scousemouse it terrified me too.  
I think I must have been ok the next day cos  I dont remember it bothering me again after that.
Nowadays children normally attend Pre-School Creche and are gently eased into it , which is much better for the more introvert kids.

Scousemouse in your account you mention living on what you describe as 'C' block which meant you didnt have the opportunity to mix with other kids...was 'C' block mostly comprised of families who had no kids?. Im a bit confused with that bit.

am not to sure about not having kids i think my parents were overprotective i was only three or so
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice recollections there everyone.  Lizzie, I hope you kept your hat on!  Razz  Wink I have heard the nuns were very strict, they'd have driven me nuts!  Razz

Beeb...shy....my arm!  q35
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barbie wrote:
Nice recollections there everyone.  Lizzie, I hope you kept your hat on!  Razz  Wink I have heard the nuns were very strict, they'd have driven me nuts!  Razz

Beeb...shy....my arm!  q35

my arm thought you were about to say something else Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to.....but decided to remain  Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Razz

Barbie Quote :  ............ "I have heard the nuns were very strict, they'd have driven me nuts! "

. I think it was probably the Priests who had their nuts driven by the Nuns
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Aplogies about that bit of a Blasphemous outburst there Lizzie......
What will be my Penitence   Razz  Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

q27 BB

Oh I think a big box of choccies sent my way would do the trick...... q41

Barbie I  always wore my hat...I was a little q42......... NOT...... Evil or Very Mad


I was more than likely caught not wearing it.....my attitude to the hats was q16

To this days I cannot abide wearing hats...I am scarred for life I tell you Laughing  Laughing


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