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To be honest I must have learnt stuff but apart from reading and writing I can not think of anything from school that has helped in my adult life. Since leaving school I have learnt so much just from life school. Has anything from school helped you in life?

eyeballkerry
a week ago
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Gems
Gemsa week ago

Big

Elephants

Cant

Always

Use

Small

Exits

And cookery, its a really good question but its quite hard to think back and give a positive answer

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

Cookery was the worse. tomato soup so bad we all had throw it down the sink. We made food during the day and took it home after school, I’m surprised I didn’t kill anyone off. No idea where it was stored between making and taking home.

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Gems
Gemsa week ago

eyeballkerry

I think we had cookery near the end if the day, im not sure but I do have a school book with great recipes in and still use it.

Its a yellow book with a red tomato on and has Lb's and Oz's

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

Gems You saying that I still have my green book, called All about food, practical home economics by Helen McGrath , also has cut red tomato on the front. I do actually use it for Yorkshire pudding, rice pudding and basic cake recipes. It is stamped with my school in and I don’t think I was suppose to keep it.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpina week ago

Gems I was taught to remember it this way

Becky

Eats

Cakes

And

Uncle

Sells

Eggs

These are great ways to remember how to spell as my spelling is atrocious

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Gems
Gemsa week ago

chelseaturpin that is the first time I have heard of that version, things like this stick well x

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Gems
Gemsa week ago

eyeballkerry this book ? Image

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

Gems wow, mine is similar, I will try to add a photo

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Gems
Gemsa week ago

eyeballkerry yours maybe the 1st edition then, a green book I just found one on ebay and may have to get it x

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
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a week ago
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Gems
Gemsa week ago

eyeballkerry that must be the 1st edition, Im watching ine on ebay 🤞 they are great books and simple recipes

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfielda week ago

I’m not sure

I think the most important Iv learnt Was

Just because your not academic

Doesn’t mean you can’t achieve your w😊🙌🏻

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Lynibis
Lynibisa week ago

An education, which, back in the day, as a female would not have been important.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

Very true, my brother was always pushed to do better and I seemed to follow in his shadow

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveena week ago

I would say to swim

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

I had lessons out of school. The instructor, an older bald man used to hold me under my armpits and I remembered it hurt. Then he left me half way across and my friend had to save me. Great memories!

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveena week ago

eyeballkerry aww bless you

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Pjran
Pjrana week ago

Never be late, the whole class would have to wait for you to arrive before the lesson would start.

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa week ago

Home economics had half a day of that lesson and I still have the green book with the half tomato on it called all about food , practical home economics by Helen mcGrath still refer back to it 30years later for basic recipes

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

Did you see my comment, snap with the book. I was educated in Eltham.

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Johnny
Johnnya week ago

Image

With apologies to teachers.

Perhaps it was just my school😊

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka week ago

That girls can do anything that boys can in academic terms. When I was at school girls were still brought up to think they needed a husband to look after them.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

So true, the girls had cookery lessons, boys had woodwork and there was no mixing. Same with PE, netball for girls and football for boys.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka week ago

eyeballkerry I went to an all girls school so we didn’t do any woodwork etc. Come to think of it I didn’t do much cooking either. It was a good learning environment without the distraction of boys but I was a bit naive!

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Mick82
Mick82a week ago

How to avoid a clip on the ear 👂

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

My school had the cane but only for boys. My brother had that at least once and so did Boy George aka George O’Dowd who went to my school.

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didbygraham
didbygrahama week ago

So much of what we "learn" at school is more about training the next generation of teachers more than anything else sadly. Taking and passing of exams is more for the benefit of the school which can be seen to be doing its job rather than of real benefit to the pupils and their future careers. All the "maths" I need to know for my job as analyst has been learnt on the job with most of the hard work being done by Excel spreadsheets. I need to understand the numbers not necessarily how to do the maths.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

My Home Economics teach was a brilliant lady and was really good at explaining all aspects of cookery, flour properties etc. I often wonder where she is today.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

Wow, you were lucky. Our lessons were called basic cookery and it was basic so I didn’t learn anything.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

eyeballkerry I don't know if it's true everywhere but I think they have removed all the school kitchens so children around here don't get taught any cooking at all now. (A bad move)

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charlottegardie
charlottegardiea week ago

Friendship I'm even friends with two of my school friends now 20 years later

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

Your very lucky. I moved away from where I lived as a child so lost contact with all but one friend. We were friends for years but she eventually stabbed me in the back, long story involving Amanda Holdens mum.

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston327a week ago

i was bullied badly at school and not proud to say became someone who bullied a vunerable student if she is reading this im so sorry i was mixed up

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Yahya
Yahyaa week ago

Where's Wally.

I've got a massive bug bear with School Curriculam. They teach things that has no relevance in day - day life, for example teaching kids about money, finance, credit card, loans, mortgages, debt etc. These are fundamental skills they need.

I've got no idea how things like Algebra, trigonometry etc is of any use once you leave school.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
a week ago

I agree with you. This country is in so much debt and people just keep putting it on credit and I don’t think they understand you still have to pay. I have never had a credit card and so glad. If I want something I save up for it.

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Yahya
Yahyaa week ago

eyeballkerry Having a credit card & using it sensibly actually increases your credit score, which helps later down the line if you apply for bigger things like a Mortgage as you have some history of borrowing

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry
Original Poster
6 days ago

Yahya I own my own home and drive a nice car, through working and saving. I started early and made my up the property ladder.

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Yahya
Yahya6 days ago

eyeballkerry Well done mate!

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE6 days ago

Yahya .... I totally agree regarding the S. C ! I'd add on First Aid and basic personal care and every child should be able to read at a basic level at least before leaving full time education. I'd also add that I suffered the intro of the National Curriculum and its 14 weighty binders.... what a waste of money, resources and time! ... Finally ...it's usually not the teachers .... but those in power, who often left the classroom early .... climbing the career ladder and then setting ridiculous rules and innovations before the previous ideas have been fully implemented. Makes my blood boil! (P.S. just tried the Co-op Finest sourdough bloomer and enjoyed that too.)

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KazLou
KazLoua week ago

Maths, it was the only class i liked and has come in so handy now im older

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sunny101
sunny101a week ago

Maths and all it's categories. It's what we all use daily, from the obvious skills right down to the perfect cosine position for sunbathing.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock6 days ago

I know some of these posts are tongue in cheek but I think it’s really sad that people say they learned nothing at school. I think most teachers work really hard, sometimes in very difficult circumstances. A lot of the problems seem to be caused by the ‘one size fits all’ approach. Some kids will go on to use algebra but some just need the basics.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE6 days ago

Early reading and writing skills, surely ... without them this chat forum would be completely blank and I'm loving reading new authors discovered on LD at the moment! I'm really not going to get into the topic much further but I do feel so strongly about the way frequently teachers are criticised en masse!

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