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School life under German occupation. Starting school

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05 May 2005

So after 6 months I think, the letters came round that you had to go along to the parish school, which in my case was the Castel, and they did their best to assemble a motley group of children and teachers as well. There were people who had never taught but who were well qualified, they had degrees in certain things. Others who were retired teachers who had retired either through age or, you know, because the ladies got married and had families and what have you. And so we started in the Castel School. Peter Girard, who was a very young teacher then, was the most highly qualified so he got landed with the job of headmaster. Of course you remember at the Castel there were two schools, there was the Junior School one side of the wall and the Senior School the other.

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