I've probably said it before, but these portraits draw me in. Look at the girl on the left there above...her expression is just fascinating.
When I see these, I remind myself how fortunate I was to be in education all my working life. There is something intrinsically rewarding about learning and I like to think the young people I was involved with were helping me learn as much as the other way round.
I wonder which of these kids became mechanics. Secretaries, doctors, managers, shop-workers, nurses. What were their dreams at that age?
There's something about the energy, the expectation, the enthusiasm, the interest in things around them that young people have that is very infectious.