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Senior School Uniform 1968 Warneford, Highworth, Swindon, Wilts

A wet day, the plastic raincoat rolled up.

My mother believed the note that I took back from junior school at the end of the school year, telling her the clothing I would need for my new senior school. As the school was 4 miles away, neither of us had seen my new school.

On the first day at senior school, only two in our form had the school uniform, a few do buy a school tie.

98% of the boys at that school did not wear any school uniform.

A tie (non school design) possibly in winter months, otherwise it was play clothes for most.

A few years after I left, the Headmaster left along with many of the staff. All the children then wore a school uniform from that point, the exam results went up in the league table and it turned into a good school.

Highworth Warneford School.

 

There were some fears about starting the new school. We had been told by the older boys that new boys on their first day get their heads put in the sink of cold water.

The final few days was spent by my friends and myself dreading the first day of school. A couple of our friends admitted that they had wet their beds due to the fear they had of starting a new school. Two of us just told them they had nothing to worry about, it was something that happened to us as well. Had I been simply starting a new school on my own, without the knowledge of what was waiting for me I would have been less fearful.

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Found in a report on me.

"Philip had not shown any unusual behaviour, although he is the only coloured boy in the school."

 

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Taken on February 20, 2015