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This was a real re-union of old boys and girls who had attended the school right on the cusp of the changes enforced during and after the Council, a little over forty years ago.
I hope my nephew will not mind my saying that he has drifted away from the Church but I know that the seed of faith lies within him still and I pray (as for all my relations who have fallen away) that, he will, in time return.
His observations on his experience on re-visiting the school for the first time in many years are interesting, riveting, actually.
Here is his account in his own words:-
"Last month I went to a reunion of my primary school and met people I
haven't seen for over forty years.
is greater because, not having kids myself, I haven't been exposed to the
changes in education.
Also, there were hardly any books in the place other than the kind of
large print children's books which I would say were for five year olds.....
The posters on the wall had a list of the pupils' names in one column,
and then a series of columns with different "emotions" happy, sad,
depressed, angry etc.
Implication was that each pupil had to mark how they felt each day for
everyone else to see.
When I was a pupil myself, I remember there being a large map of the
Holy Land on the wall.
Quite a shock!"