A View Of Their School By John Walker

Describing the school

Robert's progress through school

Transcript for 'Robert's progress through school':

PL - Is it your feeling that children today have a better education than that time?

RC - Well, I am not entirely sure. I remember, when I was young, it wasn't hard work at school. We were together signing to each other, using toys to learn. It wasn't until I was 6 years old when I first experienced 'homework'. We had exercises to learn verbs, for example, or maths exercises. It wasn't hard at that age, the exercises were easy and they were used progressively until I was 8 or 9 years old. The lessons became harder and subject specific, such as maths, geography, English, and so on. There were times I didn't understand but we persevered. We kept improving year by year until we reached our exams at the age of 15 or 16 years old.

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