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    Following on from the Channel 4 program do any of you remember the following about primary school?

    1) Singing hymms assemblies
    2) Drinking milk at break time
    3) Watching those silly school programmes
    4) Having to what the teacher tells you to do

    How much has changed? I started secondary school in 1993 so I doubt much as change in that respect apart from more modern technology such as better I.T suites.

    I am interested in finding out how much school has changed since I started if any has at all.
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    I remember singing 'Milk bottle tops and paper bags, Iron bed-posts dirty old rags! litter on the pavement, litter on the beach. Is this really what we want to see? NO NO NO!' every Friday in assembly.

    I also remember the day when eating anything that wasn't fruit at break time was band.
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    I never liked school :mad:
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    I loved primary school

    Liked secondary school

    Hated sixth form

    Does anyone remember watching that programme at primary school that taught you how to write? It had a red pen with a light at the end?
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Following on from the Channel 4 program do any of you remember the following about primary school?

    1) Singing hymms assemblies
    2) Drinking milk at break time
    3) Watching those silly school programmes
    4) Having to what the teacher tells you to do

    How much has changed? I started secondary school in 1993 so I doubt much as change in that respect apart from more modern technology such as better I.T suites.

    I am interested in finding out how much school has changed since I started if any has at all.
    Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes!

    I've just finished watching the program, and am quite shocked at some of what it showed. These people were completely unable to identify major cities in Britain. While it may appear very outdated now, given the required skills to re-build from WWII, and the baby-boom from all the servicemen returning home, it makes sense to train people in how to lay bricks, and build houses. With computers still a military item, it makes sense to train people how to touch type.
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    aww drinking milk at breaktime.....loved it!!

    i also remember being sat in circles in year 2, having discussions with our teacher about what the sun and the earth did. and, bizarrely enough, about whether biting the ornage peel to be able to peel it off was nasty or not. me and my teacher didn't mind doing it, but the other kids thought it was sick
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    How about the primary school video 'Through the Dragon's Eye'?
    There was also one about an ecological alien that changed colour in the presence of pollution.

    And there was a song involving eating a moose-goose burger. Whatever that was. :confused:
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    (Original post by dave134)
    Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes!

    I've just finished watching the program, and am quite shocked at some of what it showed. These people were completely unable to identify major cities in Britain. While it may appear very outdated now, given the required skills to re-build from WWII, and the baby-boom from all the servicemen returning home, it makes sense to train people in how to lay bricks, and build houses. With computers still a military item, it makes sense to train people how to touch type.
    I was quite shocked they could not point to places on the map as I assume everybody can. I have always been quite good like that and people keep saying its amazing how I know how to get to everywhere (around Manchester) but I thought basic geography is somthing everybody has.

    There does need to be more training though, its shocking how many people can't fix a cystern or replace some fuse wire.

    I have some shocking things too, I can't spell or cook properly.

    Wise One - I remember watching that in the 1st year Juniors which was 1989-1990.
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    (Original post by Wise One)
    How about the primary school video 'Through the Dragon's Eye'?
    yes!!

    there was one about a racer pigeon too, and someone saving badgers, i think...
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    (Original post by Sarky)

    I loved primary school

    Liked secondary school

    Hated sixth form

    Does anyone remember watching that programme at primary school that taught you how to write? It had a red pen with a light at the end?
    YES that was a heavy programme.

    they used to put on things like, thru the dragons eye (i think that was it) which was really good too
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    BBC computers
    constant fighting
    annoying PA system
    'wet break'
    I remember wet break well, staying in the class room, the others were talking about football while i was drawing very basic circuit diagrams, and I do mean basic.

    We didn't have a PA system. Come on young ones tell me how different my school was to the new ones now. Or are you lot too old like me?
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    there was one about a racer pigeon too
    Georgie Racer hehehe
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I remember wet break well, staying in the class room, the others were talking about football while i was drawing very basic circuit diagrams, and I do mean basic.

    We didn't have a PA system. Come on young ones tell me how different my school was to the new ones now. Or are you lot too old like me?

    I remember wet play, everyone got really excited about it and we got to play board games. Woo hoo!

    We used to do class assemblies and we had to show our work and do presentations.
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    I remember being plop in the class rendition of 'the owl who was afraid of the dark' when I was about 6. I was always Joseph in the nativity plays too...
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    (Original post by orange soap)
    Georgie Racer hehehe
    Hehe thats the one!! It should have been called Geordie Racer though as it was set in Newcastle if I remember correctly. I am going back to the late 80's very early 90's here though.
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    I also remember year six sex education which involved us watching a video of a robot from out of space who arrived in this boy's bedroom and asked him what puberty was! Anyone else remember that?
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    I loved my primary school so much!
    Those were the days. I loved those times.
    I miss my past.
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    (Original post by steerpike1985)
    I also remember year six sex education which involved us watching a video of a robot from out of space who arrived in this boy's bedroom and asked him what puberty was! Anyone else remember that?
    I didn't have any sex educaton until year 10 and even then I never gave my parents the letter.
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    The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark! I dressed up as Plop for book week.

    Anyone remember any details of through the dragon's eye? I may buy it off Amazon if I can find a copy...

    "Jenny, Scott and Amanda are brought into another world called Pelamar which is dying. It's life source, the Vetacore has exploded and all of Pelamar and it's inhabitants such as Gorwen the Dragon, Doris, Morris, Boris and Rody the White Mouse."


    Or something called 'The Boy from Space', I think it was...
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I was quite shocked they could not point to places on the map as I assume everybody can. I have always been quite good like that and people keep saying its amazing how I know how to get to everywhere (around Manchester) but I thought basic geography is somthing everybody has.
    I find it weird when people know hardly anything of their local geography. I feel that they ought to be embarrassed about their ignorance!
 
 
 
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