Nobody Forgets a Good Teacher

(Or DVLA instructor, Jobcentre clerk or college lecturer – unless you’re a millionaire cabinet minister)

30/06/11 30th June PCS & UNISON early morning pickets and protests Birmingham city centre
PCS and UNISON early morning pickets and protests, Birmingham city centre. Photo: Geoff Dexter

As the 1999 Teacher Training Agency advertising campaign suggested, nobody forgets a good teacher. For me, all eight teachers I knew at Ewing School fell in to that category and had a profound influence on myself. One of them had a penchant for walking and travelling great distances, something I enjoy doing myself. It is thanks to the supportive environment there where I started appreciating the countryside beyond my bedroom window or the confines of a GMT standard double decker. In fact, my enthusiasm for the latter was intensified by trips to local attractions such as the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. Not to mention the fact that my first classroom (ironically known as the First Group [sic]) had a grandstand view of the local bus scene (it overlooked the Palatine Road bus terminus). Continue reading “Nobody Forgets a Good Teacher”