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 Post subject: Skinners, here we come!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:03 pm 
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Well the long slog is finally over - they've left primary school - my DS1 yesterday - and are on their way to secondary school. It;s really sad that that stage of their life is over but exciting (but for us more than them, daunting ) that they're on their way to the next stage in their education. Sorry - but I'm just feeling maudlin as all my clan is out and I've just been going through the huge plastic bag that DS brought home yesterday full of all the old primary school stuff! Might get to know some of you over the next few years at Skinners. Have a good holiday! .... Now on to DS2!!! Cheers, Blue Peter.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:15 pm 
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I Know what you mean BP. I was not too affected by all the leaving events yesterday (did try to brace myself), DD was weepy but excited. Today though it does feel a little strange and I do feel the march of time- making me feel old too which doesn't help! My DD will be accross the road at TWGGS but I believe they have discos with the Skinners boys,(can't say that OH is too happy about this...), so you never know, we might meet!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:53 am 
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We are off to the uniform shop today for our appointment and I am really excited! :oops: DS1 is still in bed oblivious to his mother's growing excitement :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:00 pm 
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Oh boy, do I now have to sew labels onto everything!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:44 pm 
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No doodles! Just get a Laundry pen!! As recommended by female teacher who gave us those Top Tips. Any other tips re: uniform?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:18 pm 
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We don't have our appointment until the end of August - in the vain hope that DS might suddenly have a growth spurt!

I ditto the laundry pen - no sewing on labels here.

Does anyone know if the 'jean style' black school trousers from Next are deemed suitable for Skinners? They're about the only ones which don't make DS look like he's wearing clown trousers... even the slim fit, flat fronted trousers are too big for him, if you buy them long enough to cover his ankles!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:39 pm 
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Hi, a friend, who's son goes to Skinners told me that M&S trousers are fine. My son is also v. slim and they're really good as they have an adjustable waistband.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:55 pm 
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Doodles posted a website for school uniform for tall slim DCs (although they cover all shapes and sizes) on this thread. I found it v helpful
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15660&start=30


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:00 pm 
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No real tips about the uniform trip. The lady serving was really nice and just looked at DS and chose the right sizes for him - that's experience for you. Did buy the black rucksack that they sold and also the black fleece/wet jacket - weren't overly expensive and thought it would save an argument later on with DS about what was "allowed". When we are less "new" to the whole thing that sort of thing will be easier.

Must say that when he tried it all on together I almost cried - That's My Boy.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:42 am 
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Another question for anybody who can help - sorry about all this but I am increasingly a nervous wreck and don't want to get it wrong!

What do they take their games / pe kit into school in? And where do they leave it? Do they have lockers?

Have bought rucksack for books but he can't carry two - can he? Is it just a normal sports holdall?

Sorry for all these questions but we just purchased regulation book and kit backs at old school - problem solved!


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