Posts tagged ‘school’

June 6, 2018

A Son’s Musical Results or . . .

by duncanr

an ex-boyfriend’s score sheet . . .


May 20, 2018

Another School Shooting

by duncanr

all these calls for ‘thoughts and prayers’ we keep hearing from ‘pious’ politicians in the pay of the NRA don’t seem to be doing much to curb the slaughter and injury of america’s schoolkids and teachers –

February 23, 2018

Arming teachers? Let’s think that through

by allthoughtswork


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October 30, 2017

Learning to Write with Both Hands

by duncanr

one of my earliest memories of school days is my female primary teacher patrolling between the desks of the classroom with a long wooden ruler
which she used to whack me across the knuckles if she caught me writing with my left hand

despite her best efforts, however, forcing me to use my right hand did not turn me from a left-handed to a right-handed person – all it did was make me ambidextrous

how different to her, the attitude of the teacher at this school in India where all 300 pupils are taught to write with both hands –

August 11, 2017

That Walmart needed prodding is telling

by allthoughtswork

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June 15, 2017

Doing it to Music

by duncanr

apparently, some Swedish kids are too embarrassed to use the school toilets in case someone hears the noise they make when doing a pee or a poo

fortunately, a local councillor has a solution –

there is no mention in the report of the sort of music that might be played in the loos, however, I have a couple of helpful suggestions . . .

perhaps Handel’s Water Music to cover the noise of pissing?

and to mask the grunts, farts, and plops accompanying shitting, something with a bit more percussion –

February 26, 2017

Nice Try, But . . .

by duncanr



December 4, 2016

A Love (and Hate) Story

by duncanr

there’s more going on in this video than is first apparent !

October 21, 2016

Aberfan Remembered

by duncanr

I remember this so well

50 years ago today, 144 folk in the small Welsh mining village of Aberfan lost their lives when the slag heap perched above the village – slid down the mountain and engulfed 19 houses and the village school where 116 young children died

some harrowing footage of the time here . . .

September 20, 2016

1980’s Irish Sex Education for Girls

by duncanr

this video is part of a series shown in the 1980s to inform girls attending Catholic schools in Ireland about sex