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Kill Your Darlings, No. 8

Christian Values: Remembering My Catholic Education

‘You are fortunate,’ Mrs Pomello said on our first day, ‘to be enrolled at this school, to receive a Catholic education. This will instill in you Christian values.’

She gave a short speech about the responsibilities Catholic girls have to their parents, to their school, to themselves. Mostly this involved keeping our blazers on when we were out of school grounds, and making sure our dresses were long enough to be tucked under our knees when we knelt. Certain areas were out of bounds – the grassy verge by the train station, for example, where the Marcellin boys went to smoke.

 

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