This school, with over 1000 pupils, was a big change for me from the small country school. This is my class, aged about 16, at secondary school, Perth Academy. This must have been the only day I didn't wear the uniform! Most people are very scathing about the navy blue gym slip but I quite liked it. Everyone was more or less the same. Nowadays, with no school uniform the pupils still manage to look the same--tracksuits and trainers!
I liked my schooldays and even liked school dinners, despite the fact that my mother was an excellent cook.
I cycled 6 miles every morning to catch the train 15 miles away in Perth and didn't get home till almost 5.30pm at night, except some Fridays, when I was to catch the bus to the "pictures" in Kinross, when I could make home by just after 5! I was so exhausted I couldn't eat my tea!
I am 2nd row from front, second left.