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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:58 pm 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... llies.html

The received wisdom is that one should choose a school where DC will be happy (happiness then being in the eye of the beholder).
Article from the Daily Mail (no I don't read it :oops:, honest ) suggests that three quarters of people would disagree with the notion that school represents the best days of our lives. PE lessons and bullying were the main bugbears.

A particularly good teacher was the most common happy memory.

Given that they won't be particularly happy anyhow, is that not an argument for choosing the best academic school one can find for DC and letting them get on with it? :twisted:

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"best days of our lives"... hmmm.

I enjoyed my school including the PE and yes (consistent with the section it was indeed an independent (or secondary was anyway, state primary/junior)....

However, I've had a few good times since too. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:19 pm 
Life after school has been much better for me but then I never went to DC's school! :(


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I think most academic children would be most happy in the most academic environment. Certainly my DD is looking to the start of setting in Y8 when the whole class won't have to be held up by Dave Dozy.


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Still have nighmares now about PE lessons and the dreaded words '800 metres' :!: :!: I have never been sporty and my PE teacher could make no allowances for this at all and was a complete harridan who terrorised those of us who were not 100% commited to sport. I just prefer not to think about these lessons when I reflect on my schooldays.


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Anyone remember being 'picked' for p.e? And I say picked very loosely as I was one of the ones left until last. Then it was much more a case of "um...I suppose I'll have you then."

School was a cool place to be if you were sporty. I was not. You were seriously uncool if you were musical/intelligent.

GS was much better. Intelligence was okay there - but by that time I was distinctly average amongst all the other bright girls. I suppose I never did have my chance to be cool!


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The two local comps set for P.E. The head said that it was specifically to avoid putting people off exercise for life by bad experience in P.E lessons.


Whoever coined the "schooldays are the best days" phrase I think was probably referring to childhood really, which if from a happy home, is a time of relative lack of responsibilities.

Adulthood certainly has an excess of responsibilities!


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But in adulthood we have the freedom to express ourselves as we wish. We have the choice to do as we please, then we have children and lose all of that. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:04 am 
Then we have children and remember how helpless we felt not having a voice and steam in at every opportunity to any perceived injustice our darlings are facing! :oops: :lol:


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