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    All GCSE Geography teaches you is about poor people, aid, the third world, Japan, Italy and urban land use models.

    I didn't know where Sheffield or Warwick were until I started my university search. I still have no idea where Manchester or Birmingham are in relation to each other. I could however, still name details of the Lynmouth Flood or the Golden Triangle of Brazil.
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    (Original post by Wise One)
    All GCSE Geography teaches you is about poor people, aid, the third world, Japan, Italy and urban land use models.

    I didn't know where Sheffield or Warwick were until I started my university search. I still have no idea where Manchester or Birmingham are in relation to each other. I could however, still name details of the Lynmouth Flood or the Golden Triangle of Brazil.
    It just seems so wrong though, I don't see why they don't teach both. I feel guilty for not knowing the exact distance of Reading and Slough. I maybe over the top though, for example knowing Manchester to Paris is 375 miles away, or Manchester to Barcelona is 950, Manchester to London 208 (via M6), 200 via A roads.

    I guess the fudemtal difference of modern education is it makes you think more, in the old days they seemd to just quote facts at you.
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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?
    yep- we watched that, but i think it was in year 7, the one in year six was even weirder!
    anyone else watch "words and pictures"?- tho i think thats possibly the pen with the red light- "round and up and down and flick!" what about books? roger red hat/billy blue hat/johnny yellow hat anyone?!
    awww i miss little school!
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    (Original post by Wise One)
    I didn't know where Sheffield or Warwick were until I started my university search. I still have no idea where Manchester or Birmingham are in relation to each other. I could however, still name details of the Lynmouth Flood or the Golden Triangle of Brazil.
    i got A* in geog GCSE, been to sheffield, but if you give me a map of GB, i wouldnt have a clue where it is, other than it is within a 4 hour drive somewhere north of london.
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    (Original post by Katie86)
    yep- we watched that, but i think it was in year 7, the one in year six was even weirder!
    anyone else watch "words and pictures"?- tho i think thats possibly the pen with the red light- "round and up and down and flick!" what about books? roger red hat/billy blue hat/johnny yellow hat anyone?!
    awww i miss little school!

    aww roger red hat books! omg!! *cries with nostalgic joy* i loved those!

    and the books with the characters calle Biff and Chip and Wilma..i can't remember what the titles were...
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    (Original post by priya)
    and the books with the characters calle Biff and Chip and Wilma..i can't remember what the titles were...
    Oh My GODDDD i remember the ones you are talking about, that takes me back all the way back to reception, oh the memories... normally im not nostalgic, partly cos i can never recall anything, but infant school was probably the most fun time ive ever had at school.. i even enjoyed reading back then

    did anyone read those books on the pirates?.. i think one was called Roderick or something along those lines
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    (Original post by KerChing)
    Oh My GODDDD i remember the ones you are talking about, that takes me back all the way back to reception, oh the memories... normally im not nostalgic, partly cos i can never recall anything, but infant school was probably the most fun time ive ever had at school.. i even enjoyed reading back then

    did anyone read those books on the pirates?.. i think one was called Roderick or something along those lines
    the buccaneer ones? where the boy went through a mirror or window or something into as mad pirate world?
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    (Original post by priya)
    the buccaneer ones? where the boy went through a mirror or window or something into as mad pirate world?
    yeah i think so, actually that last line reminds me of some other series where the boy goes through a magic door which allows him to go from his bedroom to a magical forest... oh the memories...

    i also remember getting told off practically every break time, cos i was a naughty little kid
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    Ghostwriter...! and playing kiss chase/ kiss cuddle or torture

    The dress they have to wear in that'll teach em is the same style as i had to wear in senior school in the summer cept mine was pink and white stripes
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    oooh we watched ghostwriter!

    awww, this is fun!
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    wow, i like these threads,

    my 5 best memories are hilarious

    1) my grade 6 teacher having siezures in class
    2) mass escape from school, 20 kids leave our fenced in school
    3) having a raven fly in our classroom dodging it as it flew over
    4) having my little brother come to my school and kick my princaple in the balls

    5) going on a class camping trip for 5 days
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    (Original post by canuck)
    wow, i like these threads,

    my 5 best memories are hilarious

    1) my grade 6 teacher having siezures in class
    2) mass escape from school, 20 kids leave our fenced in school
    3) having a raven fly in our classroom dodging it as it flew over
    4) having my little brother come to my school and kick my princaple in the balls

    5) going on a class camping trip for 5 days
    I have to say, you really let us down with the last one
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    (Original post by Zapsta)
    I have to say, you really let us down with the last one
    ya ive been on 3 field trips in primary,

    one was a ski trip to mount washington
    a camping trip to camp homewood
    and a trip to victoria to see the legislative buildings
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    (Original post by KerChing)
    i got A* in geog GCSE, been to sheffield, but if you give me a map of GB, i wouldnt have a clue where it is, other than it is within a 4 hour drive somewhere north of london.
    4 Hours!!!! Either your Gepgraphy or your driving are really bad.

    Sorry Amazingtrade I left secondary school in 1983 so I have no idea what it's like now but does anyone else remember

    1) A dog getting into school?

    2) a wasp in the classroom?


    These 2 things seem to happen at every school, or at least they did.
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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.
    Well, I stil drink milk in playtimes!!!...I also tend to follow school rules strictly so u can say I listen to teachers!..

    I liked Primary school....and I absolutly LOVED high school!!!...the last 6 years were the best of my entire life!.....sigh...if only I could go back in time and enjoy all those things again....

    Ah well, I guess its time to move on anyway...there is the big world and the univ to look forward to but memeories from my school (esp high school) years will always be cherished and missed!
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    When I was in primary school at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Alice Springs, I remember my friends and I used to pretend that we were caught up in some conspiracy to destroy the world. There was this bad guy called Ross who looked like the weather man and get this, not only was Ross a serial villain, but Ross could turn into a rabbit!

    We knew what Ross was up to, and he followed us to make sure we didnt tell anyone. Then Sarah went back to Port Morsbey for a visit and she said she saw Ross there, he turned from a man into a rabbit and hopped away. Then Rachel went to Melbourne and saw Ross there. And I saw Ross in the Whitsundays!

    Oh my god we were a crazy bunch of kids.
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    (Original post by Everdawn)
    When I was in primary school at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Alice Springs, I remember my friends and I used to pretend that we were caught up in some conspiracy to destroy the world. There was this bad guy called Ross who looked like the weather man and get this, not only was Ross a serial villain, but Ross could turn into a rabbit!

    We knew what Ross was up to, and he followed us to make sure we didnt tell anyone. Then Sarah went back to Port Morsbey for a visit and she said she saw Ross there, he turned from a man into a rabbit and hopped away. Then Rachel went to Melbourne and saw Ross there. And I saw Ross in the Whitsundays!

    Oh my god we were a crazy bunch of kids.
    hmmm yeh i heard they put something funny in the water in Alice Springs!!!

    My first primary school was a really crap but super fun british school in Naples (italy) are headmaster was a complete hippy and instead of proper assemblys we just used to sit around signing beatles songs with him playing on his guitar, that and the fact that school finished at 1 oclock during the summer cos it was too hot and we all just used to go to the beach instead of having lessons (probably explains why i could barely read when i started at my new primary school in england!!!!) i remember that and having an armed guard for the school bus during the first gulf war cos loads of us on the bus had parents working at the NATO command centre - that was pretty cool
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    (Original post by priya)
    and the books with the characters calle Biff and Chip and Wilma..i can't remember what the titles were...
    That was the magic key! Wow, I learnt to read with those books.
    Anyone remember those alphabet characters? Munching Mike the Monster or Clever Cat or Hairy Harry the Hat man?

    Perhaps my best memory of primary school were the rumours of there being ghosts haunting the school. An elabourate story was made up about a WW2 German bomber crew who crash landed on the grounds the school was built on. Within a week most of the kids in the school were in some sort of hysteria!
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    Haha, AT you act like you're some ancient old guy or something...you're only, what, 22?! It wasn't THAT long ago that you were at school!
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    BBC computers
    We had one of those at primary school!! Wow

    Did anyone else have to do that program where you tell the turtle thing how to move..?

    And yeah, it was quite scary watching the kids last night; I mean, GCSE Geography teaches you important stuff but you'd think they'd find time to fit in the locations of several fairly major cities - at least roughly... Knowing that Bristol is in the West of England would probably be useful I'd have thought :confused:
 
 
 
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