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An Ode to the Innocent Days of Youth at BHS

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I remember them well as if it were yesterday my carefree days spent at B.H.S during a time of youthful exhuberance spent with boys and gyals and lots of tolerance… In a classroom filled with chattering and eager students perched atop the Lab that emanated suspicious odours wondering one day if we will get to make our maker as Dave and his band of would be  scientists emulated Einstein whilst experimenting wid their beakers… Our wandering eyes and boisterous babbling eased into silence as one by one Theo, Brods and Growler entered to begin their lectures With their sternest of faces as only teachers can muster our daily periods began and our faces started to fluster. With a ‘Quiet there boys at de back’ and ‘Pay attention in front gyals’ warning we took out our text books and our lessons began fuh de whole mawning and soon  our eager ears and wandering eyes ached for de ringing of de bell to put an end to our miseries and our own perceived mental hell We rushed as one down de steps and unto de play field to be first and to trouble de gyals and pull at their hairs as dey seh dey will tell Sir And many a budding of young love started out dis way as boys began tuh notice  dat gyals were built a certain different way… In sports we began to mix at the playgrounds of our youth as Pugsley,Scrimgeour and Mc Kay houses vied for the loot. The gyals they took turns with de bat and de ball whilst de boys tried their skill at rounders in a match and all. And who could forget the tournaments held at de Mental Hospital ground where inmates intimidated  de students and de students imitated dem and as records were broken and good ole  Pugsley House came out on tap when wickets came tumbling down and sixes were greeted with claps… Our time at B.H.S. the premiere learning institution in Berbice at de time was also spent being tutored by dedicated teachers all in their prime led by de austere and at times crafty Basil B who kept us on our toes and busy as a bee. He...

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