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My old school...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Noodley, 11 Jun 2008.

  1. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I went back tonight for the guided tour as elder Noodley Jnr. is moving to secondary school after the summer break.

    I knew a few of the staff, most of whom were only just out of teacher training when I knew them and some who I was at school with. They all greeted me with handshakes and recalled "the good old days"...I think she only now realises I have not always been a miserable old bugger :wacko:
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    No. She now realises with an ever awakening sense of horror and dread as the day she starts her new school approaches.... that all her teachers-to-be are as much miserable old buggers as the parent is... and all with a painfully embarrassing (to offspring) fondness for recalling the days when TV was in black & white, there was no Sky and no mobile phones: The Dark Ages
     
  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    The school have had the "new" first year students for the past 2 days, and they have attended classes and met classmates and teachers.

    Before I met the teachers I knew she had told me how "cool" and "awesome" they were...by association, life beyond "dad" may have dawned on her :wacko::angry:
     
  4. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Ah Noodley, I fear you are living in a haze of parental blissful ignorance. We've all done it... :wacko:

    As for now.. she may have been looking forward to the new school and thought the teachers were cool... but now the horrible truth is dawning on her.. :angry:
     
  5. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Bugger! :biggrin:

    ...could you not have allowed me a "moment of hope"? :angry:
     
  6. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    She will also realise that she can't get up to anything at school as the teachers know her parent!
     
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I am a cold, hard-hearted woman. :biggrin:
     
  8. Noodley

    Noodley Guest


    That DID register :wacko:
     
  9. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    It was a moment of hope that made me a parent in the first place! :biggrin:;)
     
  10. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    It can also work against you when a teacher says to her "When I was a pupil here I remember when your..." and relates some embarrassing story about you.
     
  11. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Yes, she also discovered I may not have been the easiest of pupils to teach...:wacko::angry: But that may have gone in my favour with her...
     
  12. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    When I was in the third year at school (I think) and beginning chemistry lessons, we all had to go to the back and pick up our text books. I duly collected mine and returned to my seat, whereupon I began to peal off the library labels. At the bottom was written my mums name and dated 1963 (or thereabouts, I think)! :wacko:
     
  13. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Obviously you hadn't heard of the saying 'hope against reason'! :smile:
     
  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    So where did the birds go then? And the sun. Eh? Eh? :smile:
     
  15. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    When I went to senior school (circa 1968) I got a book out of the library and the person who'd last borrowed it was my Dad in 1935! It was 'The History of Mr Polly' - HG Wells.

    There were also 2 teachers still there who had taught him.