The four girls
arrived at St. Andrews via different routes. Ros and Sheila had
attended the attached preparatory school. Pat travelled a long distance
from the village of Brockham, it being the closest Catholic School.
Mary had a sister 11 months younger who would be in the same academic
year, so it was a family decision to send them to separate secondary
schools, Mary choosing St. Andrews.
Ros, Sheila, Mary and Pat all have different
memories of St. Andrew's, but all agree that it was very strict!
None of the four recall their schooldays as a period of great happiness.
Ros remembers that her experiences are coloured by reluctantly staying
as a boarder, as her parents were often abroad.
to Pat's memories of School please click here
"Do you remember the time that Mother
Mary Philip measured the length of our skirts? It was the time when
skirts were worn fasionably short, but NOT at the Convent! She made
us kneel down on the ground, and measured the space between the
bottom of our skirts and the ground. If there was more than an inch
gap, she ripped the hems of the skirts down".
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