There has been a suggestion that schools should scrap the title of Head boy and Head girl, I imagine this is yet more from the woke members of society in an attempt to make everyone equal, although Lord alone knows why you would want to do that.

Personally when I was at school I never aspired to be Head boy nor even a Prefect as I felt more at home with the naughty boys at the back of the bus, although in my school days being naughty never went much further than a crafty fag round the back of the cricket pavilion.

I was quite happy for those at school who desired to be a Prefect and have the privilege of being in the Prefect’s Common room during break time with the added bonus of being allowed to smoke whilst there but as friends of mine were in there I just joined them anyway which gave me all the perks but none of the responsibility.

During my time at school the Prefects were allowed to cane other boys although I have little recollection of the punishment being administered, this of course may have been because of my exemplary good behaviour.

Should they abolish the titles of Head boy and Head Girl with what are they going to replace them with an everybody is equal badge, I certainly hope not for how else will we prepare pupils for the big wide world and the reality that everyone is most definitely not equal.

Castlecombe Primary School - Head Girl and Head Boy


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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  1. Oh, and I was having such a super Sunday!

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