The self appointed anti litter Czar from down town Duns has now replied to the letters defending the lunch time munching students from the High School as published last week-see previous postsSIR, - I write further to your correspondence in the Letters to the Editor page of the Berwickshire News. I have replied jointly as I wish to make sure that you all get the same answers from me.
Firstly, I wish to thank you for taking the trouble to respond to my letter in such a clear and detailed manner. It would seem that I have been adjudged unfair where I seemingly accused all students. That was never my intention; your disappointment may have arisen from my loose drafting or your finding something that was not in my mind when I wrote my letter.
I think that if my interpretation is accepted, there is little need to go very much further into the points you all make. Living so close to the Square, I see many BHS students in uniform as well as others in out of school dress.
My impression is that there is not an abundance of things to do for the young people of Duns but the young people I see are well behaved and courteous.
I would be proud to have a child of mine attend the school.
I was on the point of getting back to the editor of The Berwickshire News when today's (October 8) paper arrived. Since I wrote there has been a very noticeable improvement in the matter of lunchtime litter and it was pleasing to see that my remarks had been recognised and corrective action taken. Thank you for this.
Mr Christie kindly invited me to visit. I am in the first day of flu which keeps me quarantined for a week or so. I would repeat that I have no doubts as to how the majority of students behave and the improvement by the minority convinces me that corrective action has been taken.
In these circumstances, I will decline his offer and let you all get on with the business of teaching and learning without some old fogey taking up valuable time.
Best regards to you all
He seems to feel that his original letter has made some difference.
He may well be right
Labels: Berwickshire High School, Litter in Duns