John Robinson - Headmaster

56. 4 STILL: HEMEL HEMPSTEAD SCHOOL
STILL: SCHOOL

57. 3 EAMONN:
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ON YOUR FIRST DAY YOU ARE WHEELED ALONG TO THE STUDY
SUBJECT WHERE WE MET EARLIER TODAY. ONLY THIS TIME IT IS THE HEADMASTER WHO`S WAITING TO SEE YOU. SO TONIGHT WE`VE ACHIEVED SOMETHING THAT MANY A SCHOOLBOY DREAMS ABOUT AND SENT A MESSAGE FOR THE HEAD TO COME AND SEE YOU. HE WAS DELIGHTED TO ACCEPT SO HERE HE IS, HEADMASTER,
 MR. JOHN ROBINSON.

58. 2  ENTRANCE AND GREETING TAPE 8

 EAMONN:
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MR. ROBINSON, DAVID WAS STILL USING A WHEELCHAIR WHEN
3/sh AS HE CAME TO YOUR SCHOOL?
MR. R. SITS
 MR. ROBINSON:

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YES, HE STILL NEEDED MORE PRACTICE WITH HIS NEW LEGS BUT HE
MCU MR. ROBINSON DIDN`T WANT TO WAIT ANY LONGER TO GET STARTED ON THINGS SO HE LEFT THEM AT HOME AND CAME ALONG IN HIS WHEELCHAIR.

 EAMONN:
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BUT THAT DIDN`T SUIT HIM FOR VERY LONG?
CU SUBJECT
 MR. ROBINSON:
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HE DIDN`T LIKE IT AT ALL AND HE STARTED USING HIS LEGS AS SOON
MCU AS HE COULD. OF COURSE I THOUGHT THE SCHOOL STAIRS WOULD BE
MR. ROBINSON A PROBLEM AND I SUGGESTED HE TOOK HIS LESSONS ON THE GROUND
 FLOOR.
EAMONN:
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WHAT DID HE THINK OF THAT IDEA?
CU SUBJECT
 MR. ROBINSON:
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HE SIMPLY WOULDN`T HEAR OF IT. HE WAS DETERMINED TO GET USED
MCU TO THE STAIRS AND EVERY DAY HE LITERALLY GRITTED HIS TEETH
MR. ROBINSON AND FORCED HIMSELF TO CLIMB. I CAN REMEMBER HIM LOOKING GREY WITH PAIN BUT HE WOULDN`T GIVE UP.

 EAMONN:
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AND THERE WAS ANOTHER PROBLEM FOR HIM TO COPE WITH?
MCU MR. ROBINSON
 MR. ROBINSON:
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YES. WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE ACCIDENT I THOUGHT THAT HE`D BEEN LUCKY IN LOSING HIS LEFT HAND RATHER THAN HIS RIGHT BUT WHEN HE JOINED US I FOUND OUT THAT, IRONICALLY, HE WAS LEFT HANDED.

 EAMONN:
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BUT, AS YOU`VE TOLD US, HE LEARNED TO USE A PEN WITH HIS RIGHT HAND IN LESS THAN FOUR WEEKS AND SET ABOUT PUTTING HIS ARTIFICIAL HAND TO WORK.

 MR. ROBINSON:
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YES. I SUGGESTED TO HIM THAT PERHAPS HE HAD BETTER BE EXCUSED FROM HANDICRAFTS BUT ONCE AGAIN HE MADE ME FEEL THAT I WAS MAKING RATHER AN UNNECESSARY FUSS. HE TOLD ME HE WANTED TO GET USED TO USING IT AS SOON AS HE COULD - SO HANDICRAFTS IT WAS.

 
EAMONN:
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AND VERY SUCCESSFULLY I BELIEVE?
MCU SUBJECT
 MR. ROBINSON:
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CERTAINLY. IN FACT THE HANDICRAFTS MASTER HAD TO GIVE DAVID A
CU MR. R SEVERE TICKING OFF. HE CAUGHT HIM USING HIS ARTIFICIAL HAND VERY
 ENTHUSIASTICALLY TO HAMMER A CHISEL INTO A PIECE OF WOOD!

 EAMONN:
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THANK YOU MR. JOHN ROBINSON.
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