Guidelines

Some  guidelines re commenting on posts or replying to comments:

1.The comment icon is a word ‘comment’ at the end of the last line on the particular post.

2. In any current  post, readers can cross-reference earlier posts e.g.” I want to get back to an earlier post entitled XXXX….”,and continue the comment. This is not a problem even if not directly relevant to the current post – things are all interrelated and any another reader does have access to old posts from the archives.

3. Don’t be concerned about making short comments. I want people to discuss and give their points of view on issues they perceive.

4. All that is said of the Hostel is relevant to the GBSS, the school. Feel free to write GBSS related comments.

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3 Responses to Guidelines

  1. Araci says:

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  2. Thanks for your comments, Sacha. Your second paragraph points to the need to know people in their various aspects; most of us are multi-dimensional. The most serious person smiles and laughs at some time. My view of my Headmaster, Mr. K.I.M. Smith, radically changed after sitting in his Latin class in his office, seeing him relaxed and laughing, and being able to laugh with him. I think of other students having similar reactions on discovering other aspects of their Masters and Headmasters. And the lesson is: “Don’t judge a book by its cover”.

  3. Sacha Pierre says:

    I think what I enjoyed most were the stories about the every day life of hostel boys. Mundane occurrences such as meals were described in such vivid detail that one could not help but mentally savour the delights or marvel at the ingenuity of the boys to make the most of their surroundings. Using the ceiling to ripen and hide bananas was one such strategy. Trying to out think teachers and headmasters was another.

    I also enjoyed hearing about men such as Paul Scoon, who I only knew as a statesman before this book. The interactions he had with the boys seemed more than memorable and brought a human face to one of my generation barely knew.

    Perhaps the most poignant aspect of the book was it’s ability to show how this school in all of its incarnations helped shaped those to whom it touched. Hallowed walls one might say. I have a much better appreciation of my father’s experiences and of the time in which he attended school there.

    Thank you for sharing these memories

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