What follows below is a post from July 2008 from my old Graham Bandage blog, which I have unearthed following the announcement of Henry Winkler’s OBE…
I’m delighted to see that Henry Winkler, the Fonz from the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, has beentalking to children in schools about dyslexia.
That’s a winner, I think you’ll agree. Catchphrases like “Heyyyy” and “No way, Mr C” are all the rage on the playgrounds and schoolyards. Certainly that was my experience when I was a child.
It would be tremendous if Paul Michael Glaser, or Starsky off Starsky & Hutch, could be persuaded to give a talk on bullying. Perhaps Anna Karen, better known as Olive off On The Buses, could talk to them about teenage pregnancy.
I would shy away from any stranger danger talks by Gary Glitter, though.
I wonder if my many readers could suggest any other eye-catching 1970s celebs/PSHE combinations. By all means use the comment facility below.