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What do/did you like the most about school?

GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands ModeratorPosts: 9,139 mod
I know a lot of people complain about school, but I always quite liked it. I liked the fact that I got to learn lots of things about different subjects, and I liked that I got to see my friends every day.

What about you? What did you like the most about school?

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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    I liked school. I was a bit of a swot I suppose, but best of all was the group of friends from my class.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,139 mod
    mheredge said:

    I liked school. I was a bit of a swot I suppose, but best of all was the group of friends from my class.

    I was, too. My partner's son doesn't understand why I enjoyed school, as he doesn't like it at all, but I don't remember there ever being a time when I didn't like it.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    I suppose it depends on how much your partner's son enjoys studying (not all kids do) and also how he gets on with classmates and the teachers. I tutored a boy once who wasn't enjoying school much and it turned out it was because the girls in his class were being mean to him. I taught him all sorts of things to do so that he could get his own back and it wasn't long before he wasn't disliking school so much.
  • ydogan85ydogan85 Posts: 23 ✭✭
    graduation days were great😀
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    Hahaha @ydogan85. For me I wasn't very keen on graduation days and don't even have an official photo for my first degree. I don't like ceremonies.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,139 mod
    ydogan85 said:

    graduation days were great😀

    I remember when I graduated from university, and I had a photo taken with my friends from my course, and we were all very pleased with ourselves.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    I still have a school photo with all 600 of us posing.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,139 mod
    mheredge said:

    I still have a school photo with all 600 of us posing.

    How many people on that photo can you name? I have a similar photo, but sadly my memory no longer allows me to name everyone on it.. which I never thought would happen to me!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    I can manage all of my class (30) and about half from the other two classes in my year @GemmaRowlands. I didn't really know anyone from any of the years above or below.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,139 mod
    mheredge said:

    I can manage all of my class (30) and about half from the other two classes in my year @GemmaRowlands. I didn't really know anyone from any of the years above or below.

    I remember everyone from primary school, but put the photo with 200 people on and there are far too many blanks in my memory, which I think is sad.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    Interestingly I don't remember anyone from primary school but I am not sure where any of the class photos from those years are. Maybe my mother has them somewhere @GemmaRowlands.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,139 mod
    mheredge said:

    Interestingly I don't remember anyone from primary school but I am not sure where any of the class photos from those years are. Maybe my mother has them somewhere @GemmaRowlands.

    I am a member of a site on Facebook about memories from my old school, so photos pop up of me all the time, which is good to see.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,503 mod
    It seems that it is not only students who don't always like school, but if this report is accurate, a fifth of teachers plan to leave their professions within the next two years. Excessive workloads are to blame for this.

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/apr/16/fifth-of-teachers-plan-to-leave-profession-within-two-years?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVS19XZWVrZGF5cy0xOTA0MTY=&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUK&CMP=GTUK_email


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