Back to School

I love September with the days getting slightly cooler and shorter making it feel like the start of something. In the mornings as I enjoy a cup of tea I hear children heading off to school, happy to be going back after the summer holiday. There are primary and secondary schools around me, and as it’s easy to pick out the one’s going to ‘big school’ for the first time.

The uniforms are so smart and everything looks so new! It reminds me of the time I went off to Westlain Grammar School for the first time in 1969.

Westlain Grammar School September 1969

Westlain Grammar School
September 1969

Westlain Grammar School September 1969

Westlain Grammar School
September 1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new uniform had been bought during the summer, there seemed to be no end to the clothes that I needed. Above you can see just some of it, there was also a lot of P.E. kit – track suit, leotard, netball skirt etc. You can also see the rabbit hutch, in our back garden! Mum always knew how to frame a photo nicely!

The best thing about this time of year was getting my stationery together, new school satchel, pencil-case, pen, pencils. This hasn’t gone away, and for me, September means a celebration of a New Year.

I always buy a mid-year diary, I enjoy the start of a new football season (which seems to get earlier each year, this time it began at the start of August) and I always try to begin some study. It reminds me of going back to school.

Photo from Brian Cleverly The path up to Westlain Grammar School 1986

Photo from Brian Cleverly
The path up to Westlain Grammar School
1986

This year I am beginning a genealogy course, which will be studied using distance learning. I am also starting another course with WordPress. Writing 101 is taking place during September, and will hopefully improve my writing.

So Happy New Year everyone!

 

 

The inspiration for this post came  from the blog Live to Write – Write to Live.

https://nhwn.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/reflections-for-the-new-year/

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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