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I think the phrase "almost head boy" sums it up pretty well and immediately conveys a wealth of visuals.
I was rather shy at first, then gained confidence very quickly, when I'd figured out certain pupils and teachers weak spots.
I used to love sport, then aged 14 my kidneys failed, no more sport just study, that was the changing point in my life, the reason for my career.
London Bye Ta-Ta...