||Did you attend
Rainford High Technology College?
No, when I was a student I'm afraid I attended
Prescot Grammar School which was then erm a nice
school but it was in temporary buildings that had
been erected about four hundred years ago I
think, well they looked it anyway, it looked like
a sort of wooden chicken farm and at times
thats just how we felt!
Did you enjoy
I enjoyed some parts of it and didn't like
others, I enjoyed learning, I enjoyed finding out
new things, reading books, listening to lessons,
asking questions, sometimes answering questions.
The things that I didn't like about school, I
didn't like being bullied, I think thats
one of the things which sticks out in my mind, I
think there is no excuse for somebody to either
trying to intimidate or hurt or disadvantage
someone else, for whatever reason and usually
there are no good reasons. I think bullies are
people who are doing damage to themselves, as
well as to the people who are their victims. The
other thing I didn't like was being told what to
do all the time, I'm not very good at obeying
instructions and following rules, so, but overall
it was good.
you like at school?
Oh dear, I suspect I was an absolute pain at
school! for example, I can remember one very
young member of staff who came giving us some
General Studies lectures and so on and he was
dire, so I was talking to a friend of mine and we
were chattering as he was giving his lesson, he
got very exasperated about this and he shouted at
me and said Martlew come out and continue the
lesson, so I did, he was most upset!
describe a memorable experience at school?
Oh yes! I studied Chemistry at school and my
chemistry teacher was an amiable man with a beard
and er, he had a real gift for teaching Chemistry
but he was teaching people about prosperous, now
I don't know whether you know about phosperous,
its a yellow, sort of waxy solid and given half a
chance it bursts into flames. Well he finished
his lesson and walked away to his next lesson,
but he hadn't realised that a bit of phosperous
had dropped into the turn up of his trousers, so
he was observed running down the corridor with
his legs in flames running into a laboratory
jumping in a sink and turning the tap on very
athletic! He went away again and half an hour
later the same thing occurred and I saw him then
with one trouser leg much shorter than the other
and a pair of scissors in his hand! Wonderful!