I picked up some old school jotters of mine when I was home visiting my Mum this weekend. Here’s something I wrote on 29 January 1981; I was in Primary 5:
I know some dangers in your home. If your pan goes on fire my mum has a metal tray to puton it and a fire extinggwisher. If a plug is loose turn it off but if someone is stuck to it knock them out the way but if it is 150v you leave them to die.
Harsh, I know. Obviously public safety was of utmost importance in the life this Scottish schoolboy, if a little misguided in its accuracy.
Here’s another one, with spelling uncorrected:
“I have bean in two hospitals. I’ve been in peel and cottage hospitail. My dad was in reesantly with a rupturde kidney.”
Then I drew what looks like me trying to draw what I imagined a ‘rupturde’ kidney looks like. Including the word ‘pop’ next to it.
There’s more… but I’ll keep the best till tomorrow.