6 Weeks to Eternity
As the school bell rang out for the final time of the year, a mass exodus of kids, high on the prospects of the coming weeks of freedom, away from the drudgery of homework, learning and exams. We filed out of school, blinking into the bright sunshine and the dawn of the promised land. A whole six weeks of doing everything and nothing.
We were about to be cast off from the shackles of authority and parental guidance and sent onto the streets. We were to be feral for the summer.
6 weeks to eternity is the story of those lost weeks. How we survived, how we enjoyed, how we endured and how we suffered the inevitable boredom of six whole weeks off school.
This is the story of the six weeks holiday.