When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Sheena Wilkinson

1974. I’m six and I walk to school alone, like all the other kids in the estate. P1s are allowed to be walked there by their mummies, but they’re only babies. P2s and over would die of shame. There’s a boy in P4 and he lets his mummy walk with him and hold his hand.… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Sheena Wilkinson

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Zainab Boladale

As I got older, I didn’t mind walking to or from school. I lived in Ennis town in County Clare and getting from place to place by foot wasn’t difficult, the only thing that could make it less enjoyable was the harsh winter weather. Once I got past the front of our house, the route… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Zainab Boladale

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Terry Christian

I started school, aged four, a month or so before my fifth birthday. It must have been after Easter as the blossoms were on the few trees that dotted Ayres Road Old Trafford. I walked to school from that day until the day I finished at my catholic Grammar school age 18. Each walk to… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Terry Christian

When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Daniel Airey

The Secondary School Years 2010-2016. The secondary school years. 6:45am, my dad knocks on the door and comes into my room as another day begins. He utters a friendly yet firm good morning greeting as I slowly regain awareness of my existence. Dad walks over to my bedside radio and turns on Today FM as… Continue reading When We Were Kings and Queens of the Road: Daniel Airey

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1. The responsible adult submitting the story on behalf of the entrant, will be asked to provide the entrant’s name, gender, region / country, and their age ensuring that they have parental permission to do so. 2. Entries must be submitted by an adult (parent / guardian) on behalf of the child; this adult must… Continue reading Writing/Art/ Projects/Competitions – Terms and Conditions