I was a pupil at Summerhill for 5 years. I couldn't imagine a childhood without it. My memories within the school grounds are memories I will forever treasure. Relationships built aren't just friends, they're family who I will undoubtedly grow old with. A.S.Neill's philosophy taught me an invaluable amount about myself. "The real world" was scary at first, but the techniques, values and ideas Summerhill had will forever be a part of me.