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by sejintenej
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3156

Re: Vikki Askew

though the head of music was also supportive - in a completely baffled way because he had no idea why, at the age of 17, I developed an interest in compositional harmony and counterpoint. Which was because, in the stifling isolation of the school, I had no idea that anything else (nowadays called '...
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3156

Re: Vikki Askew

But as to the other subjects which I was often bl**dy useless at, I don't ever remember any teacher taking me aside and saying: "Look young man, you're having problems with this, aren't you? What is going wrong? Let's see what we can do to help". In that respect I'm not sure that some of those teac...
by sejintenej
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3156

Re: Vikki Askew

If the state sector is failing it's because it's underfunded and because it has, by definition, to take in the most difficult youngsters and cannot exclude. them. The immensely snooty private sector (including Christ's Hospital) doesn't have to take in the very bottom layer of society and can in an...
by sejintenej
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3156

Re: Vikki Askew

by sejintenej » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:54 pm Andrew, be thankful that the teachers you refer to are doing so much - in my day at CH dyslexia was totally ignored - not do well and you got the slipper. David, I am very sorry to hear of your appalling experiences. Fortunately, when eventually tested at he...
by sejintenej
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Vikki Askew
Replies: 52
Views: 3156

Re: Vikki Askew

In my case, these 'fraudulent' teachers are required because the state sector was simply not delivering what was required. A left-hander, in Year 4 of Primary she was still transposing her numerals. Her handwriting was poor and not joined-up and she was stuck firmly in the middle of a mixed ability...
by sejintenej
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 174
Views: 23809

A bit more serious this time

Whilst writing or reading, dozing or sleeping I usually have YouTube playing. I was pleasantly surprised that this morning YouTube gave precedence to "The Panda Made Me" which is so obviously an Old Blue's set of films or whatever. Many are of CH BUT the hit is that Rebekah Weatherhead runs for char...
by sejintenej
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?
Replies: 45
Views: 4278

Re: When You Left CH, Did You Cease to Have Access to the Musical Instrument You'd Learned How to Play?

Watching music videos on You Tube I've just stumbled across an interesting video called "How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins". This claims that recent experiments by neural scientists have shown that when you play an instrument (and I imagine this means at any level) firew...
by sejintenej
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Best wishes
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Best wishes

May it be a safe and enjoyable Christmas to all of you and your families
by sejintenej
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 39820

Re: Politics

So how about letting Scotland be on the Customs Union side of the border? Scotland voted to remain in the EU, and would be happy with free movement of people and so on. I'd love it; charge every lorry to/from Scotland from/to Dover £50000 and our roads might improve. then of course there are charge...
by sejintenej
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 39820

Re: Politics

Teresa May's "deal" involves the idea of a frictionless border between Northern Ireland and (the Republic of) Ireland. That's a border between the European Customs Union and a territory outside the customs union. A lot of people (but not everyone who matters) seem to believe that a frictionless bor...
by sejintenej
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

I suspect the Tower is not part of the City and under the Lord Mayor because it was Crown property. Just noticed this post to which I should have given a better reply. The TowerofLondon and the Liberties to the north are within the City of London. Annually the mayor of Tower Hamlets meets the Lord ...
by sejintenej
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: HUSBAND APPEAL ??
Replies: 32
Views: 3282

Re: HUSBAND APPEAL ??

Look, I have said in other posts that I think victims ought, in cases of crimes against the person, be formally legally represented at all stages of the case against the accused. It is widely reported that in the English system, where they are not, victims often feel let down or left out. 2 very si...
by sejintenej
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 39820

Re: Politics

A situation devoutly to be desired, in my view. It might concentrate the minds of both sides if the EU or UN were patrolling the streets. That post is NOT helpful. I was home a few months ago and could well judge the mood about any influence from outside Stormont and London. It is still a city divi...
by sejintenej
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 39820

Re: Politics

Golfer wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:51 pm
I can't quite believe that the Conservative and UNIONIST Party has set in train the break-up of the UK. Cameron & May may go down together as the worst ever PMs. Brexit is a narrowly English obsession.
That is what Brussels is demanding and UK trying to control
by sejintenej
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 439
Views: 39820

Re: Politics

Seeing the UK opted out of Schengen and the euro, the only major change in Europe to affect the UK since 1975 was the introduction of the Single Market on 31 December 1992 which allowed you to bring a carload of booze in from Calais unchallenged. That, I need hardly remind you, was imposed on the E...