Mr Ruddock was my history teacher in Y8.
I want to sugarcoat it, or say it wasn’t just me, or assert that I wasn’t the worst, but, the truth is: I made his life a misery.
Inspired by Paul Dix’s fabulous new book: ‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, I wrote this letter to Mr Ruddock explaining what I wish I had had the articulation, understanding and bravery to say 30 years ago.
I wonder if he’s still out there, If he’s still teaching and if he still has nightmares about me.
And, as I explain in the letter, I’m sorry.
Dear Mr Ruddock
I’m sorry that…
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