The truth about ‘boarding school syndrome’
Article by Wendy Leigh in the Telegraph.
As a new book suggests our classic British institutions inflict lifelong mental wounds, boarding school ‘survivor’ Wendy Leigh examines the lifelong effect of being sent away from home, aged 10.
I don’t use the word “incarcerated” lightly; even (perhaps, especially) as a child, it always seemed more akin to Wandsworth Prison than an educational establishment for the upper classes. But it is one that seems all the more fitting now I have read Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Drama of the ‘Privileged Child’, a newly published study of former boarders like me, by Professor Joy Scheverin.
Extract from the article.
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