LETTER: Childish things put aside

School Report. Pupil: Greaves A.R. Subject: English.

His recent written work has shown Anthony has made a determined effort to expand his knowledge of the English language. His earlier oral submission put me in mind of a precocious infant, who attempts to gain attention by saying a rude word in front of elderly relatives. Now he is able to express his opinions, however profound, in an adult and dignified manner shows not only that he has a better understanding of the English language, but has also put aside childish things.

D. WALKER

Barrowford