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Did You Enjoy School?

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Mostly not myself, I spent five years in a single sex boarding school that was so bad it made national news for racial bullying (not in the U.K, if I can find a link I will) strangely enough it was one of the most expensive schools you could send a kid to however the people that ran it ranged from sadistic to almost evangelical christians to just plain morons. Basically a lot of people who shouldn't have been anywhere near kids. Some seriously bad stuff happened there, nothing sexual (that I was privy to anyway) but there were levels of violence and torment that were totally out of control. It was more a child holding pen than anything else.Everything about it was just wrong, so much so if I thought I could do the school for incompetence at this late a date I probably would. The worst three years of my life bar none.

On the other hand I spent a few years in a different school (and country) after that and it was fantastic, well, as fantastic as a school can be when you are a kid anyway, teachers that were human and cared, lively social scene and, most importantly there were ladies to interact with! Life went from deeply shit to rather good in the space of a year, I think if I had spent much more time in the other place then I would have lost the plot.

I can see how schools can make an indelible impression on people for the rest of their lives, so..how were your school days?

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I absolutely LOVED school.

The only bad thing was that I know for certain they will be, by a massive margin, easily the best years of my life.

In terms of education it was absolutely appalling - although I have to confess I personally think we have a system where we often (there are exceptions) end up with the least capable people at University turning to teaching for lack of other options (those who can do etc), so I don't think it was an isolated issue. But in terms of enjoying life it was absolutely magnificent.

LOVED SCHOOL!

State Catholic school, btw.

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Memories play tricks on people.

My first couple of years were horrible violence and racial abuse from everybody.

It came to a head in the 3rd year when a huge bloke just made a grab for my stuff.

I absolutely lost it at this moment and I ended up fighting back, he fought back too, both of us came away very badly hurt the cleaner never got the blood stains out of the carpet.

Strangely after that I was left alone, and they started to pick on weaker people than myself.

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I too boarded at school. I attended a very well known Public School from the age of 13.

It was stinking den of thieves, bullying, posh kids with silver spoons still rammed in their mouth and latent homosexuality, which is scary for a 13 year old straight lad like me. I am not joking, the tales of w@nking circles were too rife to have been made up.

When I was there, which was only for 3 terms before I basically refused to go back, the chaplain was arrested for peadophillia, as was the Music teacher, a man aptly named Mr Freke, who was discovered with hundreds of filtly images inside a piano. I distinctly remember the press being all over the town trying to get pupils to give an interview. Generally a blind eye was turned to bullying, dirty initiations, smoking and drinking and most other things - as long as the bright boys got into Oxbridge and the Rowing V was world class, it was all ok.

And all this for the modern day equivalent of 30k pa. Even if I could afford to send my son to the Public School system, I wouldn't.

I then went to the local grammar school, with normal kids, who did normal things, joined local sports teams and ******ing loved it.

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i was in state school until age 13, private school 14-16, state school 16-18. 16-18 was good, as most the crap had been weeded out back then, although i here liebour forces everyone into education till their 18 now, 14-16 was OK, state school until13 was crap. Class sizes 35-40, some lessons in leaking unheated mobile caravans, (although oddly the airy fairy subjects like music and drama had a massive new building that look up half the school) appalling teachers that couldnt control even preteen kids. And it was supposed to be a good state school by GCSE results. Cant see how todays kids have a chance in inner city state schools - I dont blame Diane Abbott for not wanting her kids to go to them. Its not lack of public money either. Too many people go into teaching at state school just because it seems a secure job with long holidays and decent pay. Not because they have some kind of talent.

All the gushing worship of teachers by politicians in this country makes me sick. 99.9% of people could teach to the standard i recieved at state school.

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i was in state school until age 13, private school 14-16, state school 16-18. 16-18 was good, as most the crap had been weeded out back then, although i here liebour forces everyone into education till their 18 now, 14-16 was OK, state school until13 was crap. Class sizes 35-40, some lessons in leaking unheated mobile caravans, (although oddly the airy fairy subjects like music and drama had a massive new building that look up half the school) appalling teachers that couldnt control even preteen kids. And it was supposed to be a good state school by GCSE results. Cant see how todays kids have a chance in inner city state schools - I dont blame Diane Abbott for not wanting her kids to go to them. Its not lack of public money either. Too many people go into teaching at state school just because it seems a secure job with long holidays and decent pay. Not because they have some kind of talent.

All the gushing worship of teachers by politicians in this country makes me sick. 99.9% of people could teach to the standard i recieved at state school.

I have to agree with you there. It may be unfair, but based upon evidence of my own school, teachers I know and the people at Uni who went in to teaching - I'd have to conclude that they are pretty bad.

Honestly, of the people you know from Uni (if you went) how many of the high achievers and talented decided to teach? How many people do you know that did a PGCE, basically to stay on for another year?

I'm not saying teachers are dumb or bad people or lazy - but they certainly aren't our brightest and best from what I have observed - or am I badly off the mark here?

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I hated school.

Worst school I went to was a private boarding school. I was a day pupil. I remember reading that it was one of the last two schools in the UK to still give out corporal punishment. After that I went to state school where things improved marginally.

I remember at the end of primary school the teacher saying that these would be the best years of our lives and on hearing that I wondered if it was better to just end it all now.

I enjoyed my very first school, a private school but I didn't have anything to compare it against so didn't appreciate it for what it was. I was also received a much better education there. At all the other schools I was constantly wondering what the point of it all was. So many classes and activities just seemed utterly pointless.

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I too boarded at school. I attended a very well known Public School from the age of 13.

It was stinking den of thieves, bullying, posh kids with silver spoons still rammed in their mouth and latent homosexuality, which is scary for a 13 year old straight lad like me. I am not joking, the tales of w@nking circles were too rife to have been made up.

When I was there, which was only for 3 terms before I basically refused to go back, the chaplain was arrested for peadophillia, as was the Music teacher, a man aptly named Mr Freke, who was discovered with hundreds of filtly images inside a piano. I distinctly remember the press being all over the town trying to get pupils to give an interview. Generally a blind eye was turned to bullying, dirty initiations, smoking and drinking and most other things - as long as the bright boys got into Oxbridge and the Rowing V was world class, it was all ok.

And all this for the modern day equivalent of 30k pa. Even if I could afford to send my son to the Public School system, I wouldn't.

I then went to the local grammar school, with normal kids, who did normal things, joined local sports teams and ******ing loved it.

I sympathise and that sounds very familiar. I dunno where the f*ck they got some of the people who worked there, I think it was some kind of old boys network on the go "gizza job mate" because they could not possibly have been vetted. We did have one teacher who used to stand in the shower block and just stare at us when we were showering (I say shower it was a communal wall with pipes dribbling water out of them). The food was beyond inedible, and the teachers turned a very blind eye to some horrific racial bullying, the Asian kids got it worst. I got more than my fair share just because I was actually born in Hong Kong though I'm not Asian at all. I could write a book on what happened there, someday I might just do that.

One resounding memory was a rugby match where a tackle was made by someone on our team, breaking the leg of the bloke he tackled. When I say break I mean compound fracture, bone sticking out through the leg break, it was horrendous. The guy who pulled off the tackle was then congratulated by our coach for "putting him out of the game for the rest of the season". He must have been the ripe old age of about 15 and would probably walk funny for the rest of his days.

Seriously, seriously nasty people.

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I hated school.

Worst school I went to was a private boarding school. I was a day pupil. I remember reading that it was one of the last two schools in the UK to still give out corporal punishment. After that I went to state school where things improved marginally.

I remember at the end of primary school the teacher saying that these would be the best years of our lives and on hearing that I wondered if it was better to just end it all now.

I enjoyed my very first school, a private school but I didn't have anything to compare it against so didn't appreciate it for what it was. I was also received a much better education there. At all the other schools I was constantly wondering what the point of it all was. So many classes and activities just seemed utterly pointless.

Wow. I'm sorry to hear so many people had such shitty experiences.

If the LHC goes crazy and tears a hole in time I'll get you in to my school ..... you'd love it!

... bring that nurses uniform too.

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I loved secondary school - I wasn't an academic , but I was skipper of the first XV which meant all sorts of perks and blind eye moments from authority.

School did feck all to educate me in literal academic terms , the military saw to that , but it did give me the skills to make a blindside break from a 5 yard scrum and also how to rabbit punch in a scrum without detection .

I would have been lost in my adult life without those skills.

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The primary school I spent most of my time at (Gawd bless Mrs Thatcher :rolleyes: ) was quite good. The worst aspect I remember was the scary headteacher who regularly shouted at me for not attending whatever daft thing was going on in the school church and refused point blank to believe that my parents worked on Sundays. Ditto for a couple of classmates who where in the same boat. Secondary school was slap bang in the middle of the largest council estate in the town. It was a blessing in disguise as it made me realise I had to get my act together in the final year or I would end up like the previous years shirkers who had no job / education / prospects. It was also quite a tough place, where you learned to stand on your own two feet and stick up for yourself.

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I think it is deeply misplaced to focus on let alone over focus on school.

What counts is where you are at and where you are going not where you are from.

For what it's worth prep school awful public school wonderful.

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I have to say I enjoyed all the schools I went to. No complaints about any of it. Went to State schools + a State Catholic school.

Seeing how many HPCers seemed to hate school makes me worry about the company I'm keeping here.

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Memories play tricks on people.

My first couple of years were horrible violence and racial abuse from everybody.

It came to a head in the 3rd year when a huge bloke just made a grab for my stuff.

I absolutely lost it at this moment and I ended up fighting back, he fought back too, both of us came away very badly hurt the cleaner never got the blood stains out of the carpet.

Strangely after that I was left alone, and they started to pick on weaker people than myself.

The irksome bullies at my school tended to have parents who earned their living teaching or working as police officers.

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The irksome bullies at my school tended to have parents who earned their living teaching or working as police officers.

I only got bullied once. His Dad was a premier league referee....

I'd like to meet him now. I'd make him cry without even touching him.

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Dad in the forces so I went to loads of different schools, some good some awful. Overall though, it wasn't an experience I'd want to repeat. University on the other hand was brilliant.

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Dad in the forces so I went to loads of different schools, some good some awful. Overall though, it wasn't an experience I'd want to repeat. University on the other hand was brilliant.

Worked on site from the age of 11. Hated school. Hated university. Couldn't wait to get out there!

Worked the last year of university in a consultancy as well as doing the rest. Champing at bit.

Then went berserk at it. Loved site, lasted 3 days in an office, it reminded me of school.

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working as police officers.

That's funny you should say that, one of the very nastiest bullies at the secondary school I spent most time at was the son of copper. Having said that, so was one of the nicest people I knew there. Most of the teachers did everything they could to not send their own kids there so I don't have much evidence to go on for teachers' offspring.

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Hated school. It wasn't because of the other pupils (irritating full-of-themselves little turds that half of them were), it wasn't because of the teachers (they were a mixture but most were OK), I just hated it because I was bored most of the time, didn't want to be there, and had no choice in being there. Any time I want to do one thing or be somewhere and have to do something else and / or be somewhere else I get annoyed and depressed. So I hate work too; what work it is is irrelevent. If I was being entirely self-sufficient I would still hate the work I needed to do to stay alive. Life's pretty crap most of the time.

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Hated school. It wasn't because of the other pupils (irritating full-of-themselves little turds that half of them were), it wasn't because of the teachers (they were a mixture but most were OK), I just hated it because I was bored most of the time, didn't want to be there, and had no choice in being there. Any time I want to do one thing or be somewhere and have to do something else and / or be somewhere else I get annoyed and depressed. So I hate work too; what work it is is irrelevent. If I was being entirely self-sufficient I would still hate the work I needed to do to stay alive. Life's pretty crap most of the time.

Bloody hell. I was feeling somewhat chipper .... then I read that .....

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Hated school. It wasn't because of the other pupils (irritating full-of-themselves little turds that half of them were), it wasn't because of the teachers (they were a mixture but most were OK), I just hated it because I was bored most of the time, didn't want to be there, and had no choice in being there. Any time I want to do one thing or be somewhere and have to do something else and / or be somewhere else I get annoyed and depressed. So I hate work too; what work it is is irrelevent. If I was being entirely self-sufficient I would still hate the work I needed to do to stay alive. Life's pretty crap most of the time.

Have you considered some light porn to take the edge off things?

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:o

Ahmmm ahm ahm ahmmmmm .... you said the bad word!

It was required. Riedequat sounds like he's one step away from Private Pile.

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