Institutional Education

By John Jardine

“Stupid people” Craig said, as he sat in the driving seat of my driving school car. This was one of my favourite sayings.


“Why do you say that?”


“I was walking down the school corridor on my way out for my lesson, when the Head master walks out and stands in front of me, ‘where are you going’ he asks me’, ‘going for a driving lesson’ I tell him. ‘You are not allowed to go for a driving lesson during school time, I am here to stop you leaving, you will have to call him and cancel it’.


Craig is seventeen years old and due to leave school within two months, he is one hundred and eighty centimetres tall and weighs eighty kilogrammes. (6ft 2in and 12.5 Stones)


“So, what did you do?” I asked.


“I just said ‘who’s going to stop me?’ than I stepped to the side and walked past him’. Stupid people.


Young man about to leave school and being treated like a child.


high school rebellion, defiance