I was a pupil at Summerhill School for 7 years, and I say this (having left 6 years ago) that those years of my life will forever be the best. A.S. Neill's philosophy not only resonated with me as a student, but gave me the tools to be a functioning person in "the real world". Growing up there gave me a unique childhood that I will never take for granted. I wish to become a teacher for a few years of my life, and in those years I will definitely employ the values, ideas and techniques Summerhill taught me. The lessons I learned there are not only invaluable, but will stay with me for the rest of my life.