School Report

School report

So I was rooting through some books earlier and I found this old school report, one my first, tucked in amongst them. It is from Christmas 1975, when I was five. In case you cannot read it well from the image above, it says:

‘Julian reads well and shows understanding of number work. He is able to write one or two simple sentences but his written work is often spoiled because it is so dirty and untidy. He likes to help, is friendly with the other children and joins in all class activities’

What has changed? I still read well, in my opinion, and understand numbers, as much as one can, without getting into philosophical and logical concepts. I can still only write one or two simple sentences and my handwriting is so scruffy as to be almost illegible. I suppose I could still be considered friendly, but I am not really a joiner in of activities so much nowadays.

How well do your old school reports reflect you as an adult? I may have been a bit tongue in cheek about mine, but in reality I think it is still a fair assessment of me as an adult, although I hope my abilities have improved in some areas.

I would love to hear other people’s views on their old school reports.