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What is something you wish they would have taught or allowed you to do at school that they didn't teach/allow you, when you were there?

I wish they would have taught us how to do taxes and that they would have allowed us (girls) to play cricket ..we played rounders instead which was fun but not as mainstream

Nadiaparveen
2 months ago
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Uniqueone
Uniqueone2 months ago

I wosh lay ad tawt me ow too spel poperlee

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

I cee wot you did ther

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 months ago

God, the would "of" and could "of" just annoy me. ๐Ÿ˜†

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

PhilipMarc The word "of" doesn't annoy me, except when people use it instead of "have". It's becoming so common now that it appears that many people don't know the difference. My only upset with "of" is when people write it instead of "off".๐Ÿ˜€

Another is when people write "whose" instead of "who's". (encountered it again just a few moments ago).

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1112 months ago
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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

Uniqueone I don't know why but I read this line with a Scottish accent in my mind ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago
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LottiLang
LottiLang2 months ago

Uniqueone that was painful to read ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Uniqueone
Uniqueone2 months ago

LottiLang yes I know, it was much harder trying to spell it, what with predicative typing!

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SarahMcKnight
SarahMcKnight2 months ago

I wish they had taught us to deal with mental health

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

SarahMcKnight but that werenโ€™t so popular same as adhd which would be put down to bad parenting or just a little rascal.

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SarahMcKnight
SarahMcKnight2 months ago

Ann1984 totaly agree, there are so many things now that have came to light, I didnโ€™t even think of adhd/autism etc, thatโ€™s a very good point. The world be such a different place if we had knowen then what we do now

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 months ago

Race, probably.

People nowadays use terms like "white", "black", "brown" as races when at most it's skin colors and not even specific to one group only.

But I digress, I learned about it years later.

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

PhilipMarc you forgetting yellow which when I was younger how Chinese were described

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Leesha86
Leesha862 months ago

PhilipMarc I think colour is fine when describing race, just not ideal for describing ethnicity or nationality. I think the difference between the 3 should have definitely been taught more in depth.

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Uniqueone
Uniqueone2 months ago

Ann1984 Youโ€™re also forgetting blue, then again that was when we talked about the Smurfโ€™s!

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

I'm not too sure if it is politically correct to refer to someone's colour or race as "brown" - the word "coloured" which not too long ago was quite acceptable is now a definite no no.

Got to be careful exactly what you say nowadays, as far as I'm concerned it shouldn't matter what is said, but how it's said.

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Leesha86
Leesha862 months ago

davidstockport 100%. People get too wrapped up in wording and not the intention in how things are said. I had an older lady at work call me half cast, didnโ€™t bother me at all but a white woman who overheard the conversation lost her ****! ๐Ÿคฏ Nothing more annoying than a snowflake that sticks their nose in, especially when it doesnt have anything to do with them.

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Uniqueone
Uniqueone2 months ago

Leesha86 I couldnโ€™t agree more, this Is half the problem, other people feeling they have the need or must be seen to be offended on behalf of others.

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Leesha86 am half cast and call myself a pint of Guinness upside down.

If would get called n word I would say at least I donโ€™t need to fake it

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1112 months ago

Hi Nadiaparveen good topic my thoughts are same like youโ€™re I love cricket.๐Ÿ˜Š

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant262 months ago

Money/debt management...so many kids think money grows on trees! And i know many people who were offered credit cards at the age of 18 and took them and just used it like it was free money!

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago
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didbygraham
didbygraham2 months ago

I agree that there really should have been more practical maths - money management etc which is crucial whereas so much of what was taught in maths and English was never used again. I am sure that 90% of the effort on teaching is to teach the next generation of teachers as they are the only ones which use most of what we were taught

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Tk3
Tk32 months ago

I think the best thing to learn is about finance and how to manage financials. Something not touched on at school

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

I wish they'd taught me Welsh properly.

Even though I was in Wales, we only had to take it until the 3rd year, and being in a Comp, the class was full of morons, so we didn't learn much.

And after moving to a village where Welsh is spoken a lot more than the other places I've lived in, I feel like I'm missing out because I can't speak or understand the whole language.

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

TheChimp that was me too ainโ€™t got a clue kids say something in Welsh am like mmmmm and in English ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
Original Poster
2 months ago

TheChimp maybe you could try this language learning app duolingo .. I haven't personally used it but I've heard good stuff about it regarding learning other languages

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Doing taxes would only apply to the minority as most would be PAYE but I do believe that financial matters should be taught in schools, then and now. Too many people are useless at managing their money and end up in debt or unable to to live an organised life.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
Original Poster
2 months ago

Lynibis you're right

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Leesha86
Leesha862 months ago

Money, taxes, interest, debt, national insurance, setting up a business...useful things!

I remember having a little after school job and during the holidays I worked extra hours so I went over the threshold to pay tax/NI. I had no idea so I worked out exactly what I thought Iโ€™d get paid...that was the most disappointing payslip of my life. ๐Ÿคฃ

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 months ago

Leesha86 bless you xx

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Getsome
Getsome2 months ago

Sign language and I think religious studies should be optional not mandatory.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 months ago

I would like to have been taught basic car mechanics and diy skills. I went to an all girl school and we were taught sewing and cooking!

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

gerrykelly25 your never to old to learn

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 months ago

Ann1984 I have learned both Ann, but would have preferred to have learnt both whilst at school.

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mrgoggll
mrgoggll2 months ago

So most of you actually went to school? I must be the " odd one " out ? Image

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k4ren2006
k4ren20062 months ago

Spanish would have been great as well as money management

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beccatavender
beccatavender2 months ago

Rather than algebra I would have like them to spend more time on household budgets along the lines of Martin Lewis website so that I could have avoided the credit card debt of my youth ๐Ÿ™‚

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Getsome
Getsome2 months ago

What! Are you not using Algebra all the time? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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beccatavender
beccatavender2 months ago

I never came to grips with it, it was just Greek to me ๐Ÿ˜‚ Getsome

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Getsome
Getsome2 months ago

beccatavender Greek might have been easier ๐Ÿ˜‚

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lornaae
lornaae2 months ago

First aid, sign language and things like taxes, mortgages, rent, bills

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin1 month ago

lornaae Deffo agree with this.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 months ago

Time management never have enough time to do everything I want to do

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Auntielettie
Auntielettie2 months ago

More home making skills. Not everyone had a gran who could knit or whip up a pair of curtains or shorten trousers or make a fancy dress outfit. Knowing some of these earlier could have saved so much money

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin1 month ago

Auntielettie I wish I wouldve been taught home making skills

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Moonstone22
Moonstone222 months ago

I like the idea of what they do in America where you can choose which sport you would like to do in high-school. I would have either chosen dance, yoga or cheerleading. Probably more towards the cheerleading, I love the outfit

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin1 month ago

I wish I wouldve been taught more about adult life and what to expect when we leave school

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