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Memories, dreams and reflections of schooldays

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Memories, dreams and reflections of schooldays

<p>We all have memories of school, good and bad. For the lucky ones school provides a solid foundation for individuals to go on and build successful and hopefully happy lives.</p> <p>Learning World spoke to a number of influential people working in different spheres and collected their memories of education.</p> <p><strong>Basketball player Tony Parker <a href="https://twitter.com/tonyparker" rel="external">@tonyparker</a></strong>: “Children have different questions and need different advice, they have dreams, but they must work hard, because success doesn’t come overnight.”</p> <p><strong>Rob Wainwright is Director of Europol:</strong> “I grew up in Wales and spent a lot of time at my grandfather’s. He was a librarian for 40 years and had thousands of books in his house and that was where I learned to love literature.” </p> <p><strong>Nobel Prize winning novelist Shirin Ebadi:</strong> “I learned equal rights from my father. I was born and brought up in a Muslim family and was educated by the Zoroastrians.”</p> <p><strong>Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister:</strong> “Teaching is an incredibly important profession, a teacher can change a life and transform a young person’s attitude to life.” </p> <p><strong>Gustavo Dudamel, orchestra conductor:</strong>“You know I learned a lot from teaching children, because when you work with children they don’t have a conception or preconception of things. So it is amazing to create something for them.”</p> <p>And how about you? What were your memories of education? Why not share your experiences with us on our social media pages. </p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/learning.world" rel="external">Learning World on Facebook</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?button_hashtag=learnworld" class="twitter-hashtag-button" >Tweet #learnworld @euronews_LW</a></p>