Sarah Emery, Guest Services Manager at Glasgow Film Festival

MY SCHOOL: I went to Kelvindale Primary School in the 90s, and it was an average Glasgow school with a main building, an infants’ building and the ‘chalet’ – in which we spent our primary six. There was a wood at the back where we made a nature trail, and a football pitch we were not supposed to go on at lunch, but we always did.

FAVOURITE TEACHER: Miss Mee, my P7 teacher and music teacher. She ran the choir and orchestra and most importantly to me, she ran the school shows. We did a production of Oliver! in P7 which was really fun. I was in the chorus, had one line and was in charge of the curtains but my best friends were in the lead roles – Oliver, Dodger and Nancy.

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SCHOOL DINNERS, PACKED LUNCH OR HOME? I stayed for school dinners most days – turkey burgers seemed to have been very big in the 90s and I’m not sure how well chocolate milk and caramel slice traybakes would go down these days. There was always a tuck shop at lunch too which sold choc ices and pickled onions. My brother and I went home for lunch twice a week with our grandad. He made us scrambled egg rolls or tuna sandwiches, and we made him watch whatever film or TV show we were obsessed with that week. I remember a lot of Star Wars and Batman.

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FAVOURITE SUBJECT: English. I just loved to read all the time. It was the early days of Harry Potter but me and my friends also loved Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley Twins and The Babysitters Club. Our P4/5 teacher was a big fan of Robert Burns so we spent a lot of time learning his poems, and in P6 we put on a performance for A Midsummer Night’s Dream – not bad for a group of 10 year olds. I loved music - I played the recorder and then upgraded to the clarinet.

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LEAST FAVOURITE SUBJECT: PE - I particularly hated gymnastics. I could never master a handstand or cartwheel. I quite liked the team games like basketball. You could tell the teacher had run out of ideas on the days they just brought out the climbing frame.

MY BEST FRIEND AT SCHOOL: It felt like your best friend changed every week at primary school but there was a group of four or five of us who stayed close across the years.

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IF I COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT MY SCHOOLDAYS IT WOULD BE… My schoolfriend passed away a few years ago so it would be lovely to go back and spend more time with her. She was a lovely, fun and bubbly person and a huge part of my life. She is very much missed today.

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 runs from February 26 until March 8.

*If you would like to take part in our Best Days of Our Lives feature, send answers to the questions above and a picture of yourself from your schooldays plus a contact email address or telephone number to Ann Fotheringham, Glasgow Times, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB or email