But Colin is not satisfied with only working daily, so he regularly attends evening classes in engineering and draughtsmanship and at the last term’s examination came top in science and did well in mechanical drawing and in maths. When he reaches the age of sixteen in December he hopes to be able to transfer to the engineering department, for he thinks that he would prefer to be an engineer.
Living in Stanford, he cycles to the factory every day. When he has any spare time, he likes to play the piano or to go out cycling.
Speaking of Colin Purkiss, Foreman Bill Roberts told Bata Record that he had no doubt that Colin would do well. “He does everything he is asked to do in a cheerful spirit, and nothing is too much trouble. Although he is high spirited, I have always found him a thoroughly conscientious boy, who likes work and is not afraid of it.”
So after his foreman’s testimony, Bata Record wishes well to the boy, who starts out with the right ideas.