Janet Collyer

Born: 14th August 1958

Kampala, Uganda

Date of interview: 12th September 2006

Map showing where Janet Collyer came from

And coming back to your childhood, what's your next sort of memory that you recollect as a child?

... Next memory is going to a nursery school ... called Aunty Claire's nursery and they would give us books that were maybe half, about the size of the palm of your hand, maybe a third of an A4. You have these books and she'd have written all the numbers and all the letters in them, just traced it ... and then, what I remember is that you'd write AAAAA, and then BBBBB, and then you'd close the book and then do the next ... the next day. I used to think I wish I could just keep going writing all these letters and numbers. And now I think about it, the, the owner of the nursery and her staff had sat down and written, in all these books for all these children, and yet I felt that they were really excited about what they were doing, so that was, that's a memory I had.