Once we were settled in our new location, I went straight into Walton Junior School which was about a 15 minute walk for me.
The first thing every morning we would go into the assembly hall and line up in our designated areas (younger ones at the front). There would then be prayers and a hymn followed by any announcements. We would then leave in a particular order and make our way to our respective classrooms. On Fridays, we also went into the assembly hall in the afternoon when there would be prayers, a hymn (“The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended” or “Now The Day Is Over), and finally we would be wished a safe and happy weekend. We then made our way in an orderly fashion to the doors. Once through those doors ………………………….!
Once when I was sitting on my own at the edge of the school playground, I watched a large bumble bee as it landed on my bare knee (I wore short trousers to school). I cannot recall any feelings of concern, but just that I did not want to disturb “him”, so I just watched. After a few minutes, “he” flew off and left some pollen on my knee. I was really impressed that “he” gave me some of “his” pollen, which is no doubt why that incident is still very clear in my memory.