I LIVE in the south of England and have a holiday home here and I travel regularly by bus.
I caught the 3pm bus from Newcastle and around 3.30pm we arrived at a bus stop and there were dozens of teenage schoolchildren.
My heart sank, but they piled on in an orderly fashion.
I was struck by how good they looked in their grey uniforms. Their silver and black ties properly done up.
There was a quiet murmur of voices. No shouting, pushing of shoving.
Well done teenagers, you are a credit to your families and school.
AN IMPRESSED PENSIONER
Newbiggin by the Sea