Sitting in the front row right under the eagle eye of Mrs. X. The lesson was "learning to write!!
My writing book had lines to guide me so that I knew the correct height for each part of a letter as we started with learning proper script.
We had to copy the letters only as a first exercise and later full words. If we made a mistake then the dreaded "ruler" would come crashing down on our knuckles. This certainly helped with "attention".
To add to the excitement we were using pen and ink from the ink wells in our desks. All together lots of chances to make a mess and get bruised knuckles again. It worked!!!
And so began almost five years at St. John's School Weymouth.
3 years ago