It’s the first day back after the Easter break and we start the new term by completely redefining what our Geography books are for. Having spent the last six pages using them for extra History lessons, now we’ve decided to use them for cartography as well. This is basically a map, showing the route I took every day from home to school. I assume it was Mr Geraghty’s idea, not mine, and that we did this exercise as a whole class. And if so, I had the easiest job in the room. Despite the way this map might make it seem, my house, at 2 School Terrace, was closer to school than anyone else’s. No children lived at No 1. The next closest was Helen Easter at No 3. It’s not a great map, but in fairness to me, it’s probably the first time I ever tried to draw one. The proportions are all wrong - the school definitely wasn’t that shape - and I haven’t really thought about the size and length of the roads. But the general gist is right. Just come out the back door, over the wall and I’m there. A page later and I’ll be back in 18th century New York. But in the meantime, If you’re looking for better directions, try this:
My Way To School
Manhattan Island Under English Rule The American War of Independence My Way to School Back to New York The Beginnings of Paris The Story of the Earth The Planets How the World is Changing Shape Rocks and Fossils The Seas How the Sea Shapes the Land The Nature Trail Way of Insect Watching What is Prehistory?
FAIRBURN The place where I wrote all this rubbish
HISTORY 1 Sept 1979 - Oct 1981
TERM 1 A day-by-day account of Waen’s first term at Fairburn School
TERM 2 The birth of the 1980s - Blake’s 7, Blondie and battles in space
TOPIC 1 He knows the names of all the dinosaurs
TOPIC 2 The one where it all kicks off
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My Way to School
Grobschnitt’s Page Meet Grobschnitt, the dome-headed Harbinger of Mischief
Apeth (from Ota Sbees) Ritern ov thu perpal geriller
Exploring the Underworld Eight boys go exploring in a dangerous cave
TERM 3 1980 continues with the embassy siege and The Empire Strikes Back
TOPIC 1 Sept-Dec 1979
FAIRBURN The place where I wrote all this rubbish
WAEN SHEPHERD Who was this strange little boy?
HISTORY 1 Sept 1979 - Oct 1981
TERM 1 A day-by-day account of Waen’s first term at Fairburn School
TERM 2 The birth of the 1980s - Blake’s 7, Blondie and battles in space
Florence Nightingale What if Florence Nightingale had lived in the Year 2000?
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My Way to School
 My Way To School
It’s the first day back after the Easter break and we start the new term by completely redefining what our Geography books are for. Having spent the last six pages using them for extra History lessons, now we’ve decided to use them for cartography as well. This is basically a map, showing the route I took every day from home to school. I assume it was Mr Geraghty’s idea, not mine, and that we did this exercise as a whole class. And if so, I had the easiest job in the room. Despite the way this map might make it seem, my house, at 2 School Terrace, was closer to school than anyone else’s. No children lived at No 1. The next closest was Helen Easter at No 3. It’s not a great map, but in fairness to me, it’s probably the first time I ever tried to draw one. The proportions are all wrong - the school definitely wasn’t that shape - and I haven’t really thought about the size and length of the roads. But the general gist is right. Just come out the back door, over the wall and I’m there. A page later and I’ll be back in 18th century New York. But in the meantime, If you’re looking for better directions, try this:
My Way To School (2022 Remaster)
Grobschnitt’s Page Meet Grobschnitt, the dome-headed Harbinger of Mischief
Apeth (from Ota Sbees) Ritern ov thu perpal geriller
Exploring the Underworld Eight boys go exploring in a dangerous cave
TERM 3 1980 continues with the embassy siege and The Empire Strikes Back