First Day at Warren Dell Infant School
Carried in Kicking and Screaming
By Susan Waller (nee Davidson)
Schools were gradually being built on the Estate, the first being Warren Dell School. Older children went into Watford to Central Primary, my brother went to Victoria Boys School.
I started school at Warren Dell Infant School (now Colnbrook School) and can remember vividly having to be carried into the school kicking and screaming. The only memory I have of the classroom is sitting and drawing around wooden animal shapes (these can still be purchased today and always remind me of those early days) and playing with salt dough which the teacher had made and coloured.
When the school was to be formally opened my mother was spoken to by the head teacher and I was told I was to present a bunch of flowers to the lady who was to open the school. I can remember being dressed up for the occasion but when the time came I am told that I refused to give her the flowers.
I remained at Warren Dell until Oxhey Wood School was completed and then transferred there.