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Tales From School 1 week 5 days ago #3553016

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'Blast' from the Past.
Following WW2. Teachers were in short supply. If they had a qual above that being taught. Never mind a degree. A 'Letter' from the Min of Ed was qualification enuff.
Our Math teacher Ex RNAS navigator. Taught using 'metaphoric' example.
Cricket being his passion had several pairs of cricket boots. Which if pressing a point he threw at random.
If a pupil was quick enough to lift the desktop and block. He acknowledged their brilliance
If the pupil was boot clobbered. He threw another. Until by his methodology, he had acquired >> 'Brilliance'.
Small wonder. Corporal Punishment was abolished. None of us exam excelled at Math. AND Cricket was sidelined ever after. :laugh: :ohmy:
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I remember walking a mile or so across town to a lady’s house after school with a kid named Andy. Mom had something going evidently. We crossed a very tall bridge that had a sign. I could read fairly well but I goofed this one up. I thought it said No Pets On Bridge instead of Passing. That was in kindergarten. Mrs K’s class. :evil:
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A powerful memory that haunts to this day. We were living in Winnipeg in 1962--Cuban Missile Crisis. I remember being taught to crouch under our desks when the sirens went off. We practiced each day--not really understanding the seriousness of the endeavour.

Then, a happier memory--ice skating to school in minus 30 degrees. and the ice rinks at the back of the school....fun!
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In 5th grade my friend Tommy asked Mr G for a moment of silence for Peter Criss, the drummer for KISS. Turns out Peter is still alive today. (Oops) Tommy not so much. He went to a neighbor’s with a BB gun years later in Texas. Neighbor had a shot gun. RIP.
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We had different dismissal times for different classes we got my uncle to go to school and get my cousin and I put in the same class (last one of the day) where when he picked us up he did not have to wait on the other one, it was our idea he liked it. We had to promise not to misbehave or talk to much, (he told the teacher to separate us!) in the same class. All went well. We loved it.
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Tribute to Miss Allcock! Gym Teacher. At an all-boys post-WW2 Junior School.
20 Giggling, acne-ridden, vest and shorts clad 11yo's in a playground. Temp 40 F!
Juvenile imagination running wild, as Miss ** skirt tucked into knickers, demonstrated the basics of healthy living.
The upskirt piece de resistance.
As she gathered the kit. We bunched up, 'Under'! a latticed metal stairway back to the classroom.
She would mount the stairs pretending she hadn't noticed. Pause, hum a couple of bars of the National Anthem. And tease with. "Come along boys, that's enough sightseeing for one day". :laugh:
The PC Brigade would go into a dizzy fit these days.
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WWWoody wrote: In 5th grade my friend Tommy asked Mr G for a moment of silence for Peter Criss, the drummer for KISS. Turns out Peter is still alive today. (Oops) Tommy not so much. He went to a neighbor’s with a BB gun years later in Texas. Neighbor had a shot gun. RIP.


Ohhhh that's sad :(
There is a crack ... a crack in everything .... That's how the light gets in.

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QuinTSensual wrote: Tribute to Miss Allcock! Gym Teacher. At an all-boys post-WW2 Junior School.
20 Giggling, acne-ridden, vest and shorts clad 11yo's in a playground. Temp 40 F!
Juvenile imagination running wild, as Miss ** skirt tucked into knickers, demonstrated the basics of healthy living.
The upskirt piece de resistance.
As she gathered the kit. We bunched up, 'Under'! a latticed metal stairway back to the classroom.
She would mount the stairs pretending she hadn't noticed. Pause, hum a couple of bars of the National Anthem. And tease with. "Come along boys, that's enough sightseeing for one day". :laugh:
The PC Brigade would go into a dizzy fit these days.



:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :blush: Whatever would Her Majesty say!
There is a crack ... a crack in everything .... That's how the light gets in.

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I can remember being called to the dinner hall one day after my younger sister had just started in the infants at school because she was crying uncontrollably.

Apparently when she was asked what her name was for the dinner register she said it was 'Fred' ... which was what we all called her at home as a nickname .... they said that couldn't be her name and when I got there she was bawling her eyes out saying 'they said I am a liar!' bless her ... thank goodness someone knew she was my sister :laugh: :laugh:

The rat told tales on me years later when I was smoking under age :angry: :angry:
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QuinTSensual wrote: Tribute to Miss Allcock! Gym Teacher. At an all-boys post-WW2 Junior School. The PC Brigade would go into a dizzy fit these days.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :blush: Whatever would Her Majesty say!

Miss A***** Had been a WREN. Suspect Her Maj of similar ilk . Would have 'quietly'. Chuckled her cotton sox orf. B) B)
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