Teacher made biggest impression on my learning

I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed in Margo Atkinson's letter published in last week's paper. Miss Weatherall taught me English Language and Literature at Ilkley Secondary School and I shall never forget my early impressions of her. The commanding and cultured tones, big permed hair and sensible shoes all contributed to a formidable no nonsense persona. In fact, the lady was absolutely terrifying. I still remember the occasion when she ordered me to her towering desk in front of the class and demanded to know why I had written the date in abbreviated format (i.e. 2.5.62) at the top of my essay. My stammered excuse obviously sounded feeble; Miss Weatherall's neck and face reddened and she went ballistic.

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