08 March 2013

Around and about the community of Barrouallie


I had just taken “my children” from the confines of their hot classroom to sit under the shady almond tree for an afternoon session when a f...
01 March 2013

Some challenges and more…


Schoolchildren long ago respected their headteachers and teachers. I remember the days when some travelled from Barrouallie aboard Mr Robertson's (Bul...
22 February 2013

The ‘old school’ way of feeding children


I wish to digress in the opening paragraphs from the ancient to the modern day era in an effort to highlight an issue which was aired over the weeke...
15 February 2013

Fun Days at ‘Old School’ and Teacher Sandy


I recall my days at "old school” for the fun which we had in addition to the academics. I remember the youngsters in my era and how we enjoyed ...
08 February 2013

Educational Tales cont’d


As promised, we shall follow yesteryear’s youngsters into their classrooms and see what transpired. Here we are once again, on the steps of the ...
01 February 2013

Educational Tales cont’d


I am convinced that a large number of our children today have no chores to do. Many of them, I believe, are living life "at the touch of a buttonâ...
25 January 2013

Educational tales


We shall now turn our attention to the field of education, as we take a look at what transpired in this town many moons ago. Nowadays, I often lament ...
18 January 2013

Tales of the sea cont’d


Over the years we have enjoyed our sea baths. As a matter of fact, quite a number of residents here in Barrouallie believe that the sea, with the help...
11 January 2013

Tales of the sea continued


As youngsters growing up in Barrouallie, one of our greatest delights was to hear the angry roars and to see the sea on display as “mountain high...
04 January 2013

Article 9: Tales of the sea: shanty singing and more


One of the significant features of blackfish catching which is notably absent today is the singing of the shanties (chanties). Shanty singing signalle...