When I was in school in the days before the internet, I knew what it was to be bullied at an All Girls School, by girls in the school.
I was the child with a home-made gingham summer school uniform that my mother had made. It had an extra deep, doubled rolled hem and a bought lace collar along with pres-studs down the front. With buttons sewn on top. At first I was so proud of my new dress, because it had a fancy collar made of lace, not plain like the others. And I proudly went off to my new School aged 11.My dress started out miles too big. But each year as I grew the hem was let down, you could see the material hem marks of each layer… And it was a good thing that it was in those later years, the mini skirt was in fashion.
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