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Mr Lowe by Anthea Turner

The former Blue Peter presenter recalls the secondary school teacher who taught her to embrace her creative side, despite a struggle with dyslexia

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My happiest school days were definitely between the ages of 13 and 18. The fact that I was in an all-girls environment meant my teenage years were not blighted by the opposite sex.

I have always been a great supporter of single-sex schools, as my time at St Dominic’s Grammar School was not filled with drama. The fact that there were simply no boys getting in the way made going through puberty easier. My classmates and I were not vying for the attention of boys and therefore we were all quite close-knit. Being at an all-girls school meant there was no role-playing and, of course, with no sexism ...

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