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Just abit of fun to take our minds away from this crazy world. Name something you learned in school but not used in your adult life.

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Ann1984
24 days ago
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Ann1984
Ann1984
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24 days ago

Mine was playing that triangle in music πŸ˜‚

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox24 days ago

Lols in my school we did the flute, nice thread btw. Refreshing this one πŸ™‚

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Johnny
Johnny24 days ago

Cricket. Oh please, never again!

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John - off by heart. Oh please, never again!

Poetry - I've been put off that for life!

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox24 days ago

Most of the stuff learned in Chemistry. Perhaps not pH, can't remember much of the rest.

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rls
rls24 days ago

German, I learned it for 5 years and the only sentence I can remember is "From here go straight down the road"

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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24 days ago

rls never learned German I can't even speck Welsh πŸ˜‚

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Johnny
Johnny24 days ago

But did you? Or did you deviate?

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold24 days ago

I took German for 3 years, I can only remember how to count 1-20 in german. πŸ™ƒ

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rls
rls24 days ago

Johnny I got lost at the autobahn

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446824 days ago

Probably spelling for me! I remember my teacher in year 6 giving us huge words to learn. But I’m normally pretty good at spelling now πŸ˜‚

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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24 days ago

AliceBell64468 am still useless at spelling

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lilyflower
lilyflower24 days ago

Where to start. Writing with pen and ink, not quite a quill! Hockey and Netball, yuk yuk. Playing the Recorder because I couldn't sing (apparently).

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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24 days ago

lilyflower I loved netball and hockey sport was my thing but did I ever do it after I left nope πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I done textiles as gcse failed still don't know how to saw a button on

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lilyflower
lilyflower24 days ago

Ann1984 GCSE's long after my time. We didn't really have a choice had to take English Lit & Lang. Math. History. Geography. RE. Science (covers everything). Cookery/needle work. Typing. It was like learning all over again when the kids did GCSE, AS and A's!

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold24 days ago

Sex education. I was pregnant by the time I was 17 so it was obviously wasted on me πŸ˜‚

I was an avid tennis player & cross country runner during high school & used to enter school comps for both. Never did either again once I left.

The recorder.

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hspexy
hspexy23 days ago

The haka. We had a teacher fresh from New Zealand and he added it to our curriculum. Only now and again I start slapping the thighs when I see the all blacks playing, but other than that, I don’t use it

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tumblespots
tumblespots23 days ago

I would have loved that 🐞

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hspexy
hspexy23 days ago

tumblespots Lol it was weird at the time, as none of us knew where New Zealand was (we were 5 and 6 year old kids), and obviously not a lot of us even has a grasp of English let alone another language. We even had to learn hebrew at one time, just because the teacher fancied it

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tumblespots
tumblespots23 days ago

hspexy Learning the Haka must have been really fun.

Hebrew! I had never even heard of that until well after I left school. Teachers from other cultures can add to teaching though, they can bring all sorts of things we would not know about unless they had entered our lives, so they can make a big impression - hopefully for the good. Let's face it - you remembered it... 🐞

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hspexy
hspexy23 days ago

tumblespots yes indeed, it was great as we were an array of cultures in my schools, but the problem was the core subjects were never harnessed. It was all good and well learning about the different cultures, but some kids had learning difficulties that were never addressed - and the teachers just threw in subjects that covered these issues. There was a lot of focus on music, sports and drama but not nearly enough on math and grammar. It’s the main problem of over crowded schools in disadvantaged areas

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tumblespots
tumblespots23 days ago

hspexy I am glad that you seem to have come through it relatively unscathed (I hope), I have never noticed dramatically grammatical mistakes, perhaps like me you went back to college in the evenings to pass the exams that should have been passed at school? 🐞

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hspexy
hspexy23 days ago

tumblespots Lol thanks! 😊 no, I was just really into books as a kid and as I was quite reserved as a kid, I found my salvation in reading and writing, and I had a competitive side so was fixated on being number one in all the subjects, even the extra ones that we weren’t being tested on (so I always slapped my thighs the hardest!😜). But i can’t say the same for a lot of the others I went to school with. Mind you, a lot of them could've made great athletes, as their abilities to scale walls and run from the authorities were exceptional

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tumblespots
tumblespots23 days ago
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tumblespots
tumblespots23 days ago

I learned that you shouldn't care what anyone else thinks of you, or try to fit in. No-one else's opinion counts as you probably won't ever see them again once you have left school.

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Nino786
Nino78623 days ago

Using a Fountain Pen!

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TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

Nino786 Haha πŸ˜†

You just keep to your crayons πŸ˜‰

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig23 days ago

How to crochet! I was awful at it and never did it again after we stopped doing it in HE. I've also never used any of the woodwork or metal skills that I learnt in Techy, again I was awful at it!

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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23 days ago

MrsCraig i would love to learn how to crochet newborns just look lush in them

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig23 days ago

Ann1984 luckily I have a granny and auntie that can knit and crochet so they make stuff for our son. I just didn't have the patience and kept making loads of mistakes and having to start again so I gave up!

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova1223 days ago

The recorder - standard instrument to learn and could play everything on it but now i cant remember the basics!

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin23 days ago

I learned from school that some.kids can be pure evil

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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23 days ago

chelseaturpin but what did you learn that you not used since left

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin23 days ago

Ann1984 everything haha

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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23 days ago

chelseaturpin πŸ˜‚ bit like me but Google is always our friend

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin23 days ago

Ann1984 deffo got to love google or youtube videos

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

I have an A level in maths. It just proved I can figure out the level of force and trajectory angle required to throw an egg at Boris Johnson from a distance of 218 metres with a wind speed of 6mph from a South Westerly direction.

I did learn how to read and write though which seems to be surprisingly challenging for a lot of people online.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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22 days ago

Dennab something your learned but not used since left school

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

Ann1984 Yes. What's your point?

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas22 days ago

Pythagoras theory - in any right angled triangle the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the square on the other 2 sides! Always had that drummed into my head in maths lol

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Lynibis
Lynibis21 days ago

How to make a little standalone bookshelf in woodwork class. Yes, even as a girl, while the boys had to do cookery, equality was alive and well in the early 60s lol.

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rararachel
rararachel21 days ago

I hated school and struggled (not helped by the fact I have a hearing impairment but never admitted I had issues hearing teachers). I thrived on mum taking me to the library every week and once I left and did an Open University degree.

I'd say chemistry was something I definitely haven't used any learning from. I did get a GCSE in typing and everyone is always surprised when I'm looking at them and can type at the same time.

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