Reflections

Jack Baxter: Not Worth it

Jack was born in 1931 in Morecambe in Lancashire. As a boy he helped his father on the family fishing boat, not starting school until the age of thirteen. After school he went back to his life as a fisherman with his father and brother.

Here Belinda asks Jack if it was worth going to school.

  • Jack Baxter
  • Jack Baxter
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/not-worth-it.mp3

Transcript

Was it worth going to school?
Yeah, not worth it.
It was or it was not?
No.
No! Right, could you read and write before you went to school?
Yeah.
So why did you go to school? Do you know?
I've no idea.