A new Form Teacher who ‘eats textbooks for breakfast’ had a profound impact. As the days rolled into weeks, the weeks into years, Alfie’s geography lessons were compelling. She left a lasting legacy, too, of thoughts, beliefs, facts and opinions which influence our ex-pat to this day. As she recalls here.
Today a young daughter, book bag slung round her neck and water bottle in hand, sits at the front door, impatient to go to school. Her mother recalls her own contrasting experience a generation earlier though the memory of one teacher’s lesson lives on, one she hopes her daughter will learn.