Edna Ball – Class of 1965
I decided to study at Charlotte Mason as the motto was ‘For the Children’s sake’ – I wanted to be a caring teacher.
I remember we had to change into a skirt or dress for the evening meal and then we said grace in Latin. We had to sign in and out of our house if you went out in the evening and had to be back at 10pm! There were no men allowed in rooms (This was the 60s!)
I did games and sports. Miss Roberts was particularly kind to me, but we were a bit frightened of them all. This was an era of respect and doing as you were told.
My fondest memory of Charlotte Mason was the stunning scenery of the Lake District.
Going on expeditions and conquering various well known mountains like Coniston Old Man, it was all so beautiful. Revising for final exams in the grounds of Scale How with the scent of Azaleas, so intoxicating.
Charlotte Mason College influenced my life as it is here where I grew up, I became independent. Having no men at college was relaxing, no need to dress up or show off! Just drink in that heavenly place, no matter how many times I re-visit I can’t get the nostalgia, tugging of the heart strings out of my system.