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Letter: Your Say - Woodlands guided life and career.

Byline: Roger Bailey

FURTHER to the Top Class feature on Woodlands School (Telegraph, July 1).

I attended the school between 1967 and 1972, being based in what was then Perrens House, with Les Harris our housemaster.

I remember him being interested in opera and if you could get him talking on the subject, out would go the maths lesson! I so remember having to wear a cap when I started and having the colour of my socks checked.

But I have always believed that there have to be rules which are enforced and that was certainly true of the school.

One thing for sure, it helped to shape my future and the disciplined environment made a big difference to me.

When I later went to Henley College, the first question I was asked was 'Did you go to Woodlands', as my manner and the way I acted gave that impression.

I later went on to work in the computer industry, later qualified as a regional Blue Badge Tourist Guide and this year was elected as a councillor. All thanks to my upbringing and a good school.

Roger Bailey, Allesley Park, Coventry.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 4, 2008
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