The problem with the real world

3rd March 2000 at 00:00
Ted Wragg reminded me of Michael, aged eight in about 1960. Problem: the bus leaves at 8.05am and the walk to the stop takes 10 minutes. What time should he leave home?

Michael: 10 minutes to 8. Why? Because the bus often leaves early The last I heard, Michael was doing pretty well in the real world.

By the way, do you think that school itself might seem like the real world to children?

Norman Thomas

19 Langley Way

Watford, Hertfordshire

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