The school itself was sat in the middle of a wasteland.Wanstead Flats.So derelict & abandoned that it had returned to the wild.The swamp land actually hosted rare wildlife and fauna that had disappeared from the rest of London.It is on this land that the site for the Olympics was built.I went back last year and didn't recognize the place.
My greatest memory of teaching ? This was where I did my Probationary Year after leaving college in Liverpool.I was in class one day.Suddenly a great commotion outside on the street.The sound of screams from outside.All the kids ran to the classroom window.Outside ,on the road,was a cow that had escaped next door's abattoir! Two blokes in white coats+leather aprons were chasing after it down the road! Now That's what I call Relay-Race!