Go to navigation
It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:16 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:40 pm
Posts: 342
" Visit the Imperial War Museum and read War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. If travelling to France, a trip to William the Conqueror’s castle at Falaise is well worthwhile "
- Hilda Clarke, Tiffin School Kingston-upon-Thames

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... -list.html

Okay, that's back in 2014 but still a very good suggestion. The heads' holiday hot list is great.

Any other ideas? Keep them coming. I know its not strictly 11+ but hey, its end of term / year and would like to keep it local if you all don't mind! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 2248
I'm as Middle class aspirational as they come but I'm afraid that still presses my "blow a raspberry" button!
How unspeakably worthy most of that list is!!!!
I have two avid readers aged 11 but even them, if I shoved some of those suggested books under their noses are quite understandably going to say 'pah"!
I'm quite sure many will shout me down, and I totally agree with limiting screen time, but I truly never thought I'd be hoping for someone to mention 'horrid Henry' lol!

In fairness, head teachers interviewed for the telegraph could hardly say "drink fanta, argue with your brother and practice your Selfie pose for when you mum lets you have five minutes a day on Instagram!!"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 11956
A couple that made me fume:

"build a den in the garden with their fathers" - hmm so mothers can't build dens?

"Boys should set aside a week over the holidays when they don’t game, and girls should have a week with no social media" somewhat sexist comment.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:25 pm
Posts: 2610
This one can :lol: but is a great believer in independence. My parents certainly didn't help me build mine in my youth.

Just hoping for some good weather then they will be thrown outdoors and left to their own devices. My most successful ploy in the past would be to somehow orchestrate a computer ban over the summer hols and hei ho peace all round.

Don't think that will work for the older ones anymore :(


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 5:27 pm
Posts: 3451
Location: london
Guest55 wrote:
A couple that made me fume:
"build a den in the garden with their fathers" - hmm so mothers can't build dens?

And children who don't have fathers?
Let alone children who don't have gardens to speak of, which must surely be the majority, what do they do?

I love the list in a kind of 'Enid Blyton would that life were like that' kind of way but you are right, riddled with prejudice and dare I say somewhat of a smugfest, much like Enid herself I guess?

_________________
mad?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:59 am
Posts: 3579
The whole purpose of my den was to hide from mum and dad, and big sister.....getting either to help would have defeated the object. My friend and I spent months out there, undisturbed, with our various slightly soggy and mouldy cushions and cloths stolen from our homes eating snacks also purloined. I could tell you where it was/is but I would have to shoot you!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:25 pm
Posts: 2610
Mad? They build them in the bedroom, the sitting room! That said we are lucky and do have a garden so the current one is atop a tree and I'm not going up there, Dh is likely to break it if he tried.

That said we do seem to be a generation of trying to go backwards somewhat. Do you think it is a result of having come so far so quickly? We are perhaps running scared,
unsure of how to handle what we have produced. Enid Blyton makes us feel safe :)

SB3 :lol: my Df used to knit when we hung out in ours. She did not and still does not seem the knitting type.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:40 pm
Posts: 342
" Go a whole day – or longer – without looking at a screen..."
John Baugh, Dragon School, Oxford

My DS managed that for 5 days... on his school trip ... :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:40 pm
Posts: 342
" ...listen to a piece of music by Thomas Newman... " John Brett, Old Buckenham Hall, Suffolk

Oh wow, his music is amazing ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MnsBeWIe6c


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:00 pm
Posts: 5424
Location: RBK
Just go for fun, forget lists by other people. Enjoy even if that means just sitting in park and chatting or playing with friends.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016