Mon Feb VIII
1st full day at school. (Sw, Va, Gs, Kz, Bc). Bn cancelled – Mr B caught in Traffic Jam. Went Swimming.
Trains = 32
So, to translate, that was a full day of English, Maths, German, Social Studies and Science. The school day began at 8am and ran until something like 2.30pm, with five periods of an hour each and the usual lunch and morning breaks. Or at least that is how I remember it.
German was taught by Mr Gibbs (Gs), almost always known to we boys as ‘WOH’ after his first three names. His first name was Warwick, so it amused him to have a pupil who came from Warwickshire. Unfortunately for him, German turned out to be my worst subject. I am sure that it wasn’t his fault, my understanding of the language was already fatally crippled, even by that point.
The reference to Bn – Mr Bean – meant that cricket practice was cancelled. Which was a shame, as I needed it then as much as I do now.