Save The Memories

“Every time I walk past the school or through the school, it just doesn’t seem real. It doesn’t seem real that come September I won’t see any boys on the rugby pitch. I won’t see any girls on the rounders pitch. I won’t hear music streaming softly out of the music block. I won’t see anyone on the benches. There won’t be any art on the art block walls. I won’t hear the chapel organ on a Tuesday. I won’t rush to Priory to sing in the choir on a Friday. I won’t have the RSM shouting out orders in CCF on a Thursday.

And that’s sad.”

Thing I has written a new post – probably the last she’ll do on the closing of St Bees School. She ponders over the impact of the loss and is a very tender dealing with the subject.

I hate loss – of a school, of a way of life, of a friend – but these things happen for a reason and all you can do is work through them, learn from it all and move on. Thing I is doing that here.

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About D K Powell

British freelance journalist, author, writer, editor, musician, educational consultant. I lived with Wifey, Thing I (daughter) & Thing II (son) in Bangladesh for 5-6 years working for an NGO called LAMB. Wifey led the Hospital Rehab department and I used to teach O levels at the school before going full-time as a freelance writer in 2013. Now we're back in the UK learning how to be British again. When not writing or editing, I'm busy trying to complete a Masters degree in Intercultural relations in Asian Contexts and reading way too many books at once. I also drink tea - lots of it.
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2 Responses to Save The Memories

  1. nimi naren says:

    Loved the post Ken. It so beautifully captures the loss that the school’s closing must mean to so many children. For most of us, a large part of our memories, comprise those from school days. To many this closing would mean a lot of change…

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