English School Cairo - Old Boys Old Girls

Welcome to the English School Cairo Old Boys and Old Girls Web Site. Please feel free to use this Web Site to get in touch with other alumni from around the world.
Thank you Michael Topsakal
by Amr Afifi

Thank you Michael fo taking the trouble to reply to ESC became disastrous...
Your historical analysis of the 3 eras was well balanced and informative. as a product of the 1956-1961 era, I was ignorant of era 1 and 3.
You have cleared up a lot of misconceptions.
I too went on a nostalgic tour of the ESC shell in 2000 and noted the changes and could understand why they took place. It is simply a case of evolution to meet changing circumstances, as you have so succintly described.
Luckily I came away with many of the benefits of era 1 and 2 and am proud to be a product of the ESC. My fondest memories are of my school days and school mates even if some days were tinged with pain as a result of a minnor misdemeanor leading to a humiliating exhibition outside the prefects room followed by 3 off the best!
A humiliating and violent punishment which was out of all proportion of the misdemeanor, usually a cap not worn when it should have been or the school badge falling off the blazer!
Good to see the website, but I wish it were updated a bit as we would all enjoy it so much more.
Anyone know whether the old dungeons (air raid shelters) still exist?
I had my first fag down there while many of us had lots of other firsts in those dusty underground rooms.
Thanks again for the history. you're the kind of chat I would like to have over for dinner.

posted on Monday, October 18, 2004
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