Education was just a word. School was a sentence

My early memories of school include sitting at a desk with coloured blocks. This was arithmetic and I think the length of the blocks represented a number. This was obviously meant to be an aid for addition but all I saw were coloured blocks. Many of my school reports said I was a dreamer but I wonder if that was because school didn’t engage me. In a test to see whether I would get into the GCE or CSE…