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    Re: Getting to school...

    5minute walk to infants and middle school. 20mins walk to high school that amazingly could sometimes become an hour or two as I got older.
  2. Thread: Prefects

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    Re: Prefects

    I was a prefect in middle school. 6 boys, 6 girls from the top year. Jobs included being in charge of the doors when school opened/home time/ and playtimes, Patrolling the stairs when everyone was...
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    Re: One thing I dont miss

    i liked the power cuts and snowy winters....what don't I miss ? The casual racism never sat well with me but on a lighter note, the food was largely hodrrid,
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    Re: One thing you miss

    One TV in the house so everyone was together to watch it.
  5. Thread: Bullying

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    Re: Bullying

    I think there is an answer and a quite simple one. The headteacher at the school should make it explicit to the children (and parents, no child will be allowed in school without the parent(s) having...
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    Re: The best children's drama on CBBC or CITV

    Grange Hill
    The Changes
    Break in the sun
    Kizzy
    Kids from 47a
    A bunch of fives
    and there was a tennis based one, was it Breakpoint ?
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    Sticky: Re: NO.1 the Day you were born

    Why just your birthday / Found this and it's a good resource. The charts from any day you want, not just what was No.1 but the entire chart..http://www.officialcharts.com/
  8. Re: First song yiou can ever recall on the Radio etc

    So I'd have been 4.
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    My dad would leave the radio on when leaving early for work, my mam liked the sound of something being there, firat tunes I can remember would bt George Harrisons "My sweet lord" , Middle of the...
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    Re: Days out to the seaside

    Not through church or whatever but the local mams would get together and hire a bus for a trip to the coast a few times during the summer hols. Whitley bay, Cullercoats, Tynemouth and South Shields....
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    Re: Play For Today, Screen One, Screen Two etc

    I agree with the OP. Particular favourites were The Burston rebellion (which I last saw about 10yrs ago) and Space station Milton Keynes (which I haven't seen since about a week after it was...
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    Re: Ladybird Books

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/ladybird-books-new-adult-targeted-series-takes-wholesome-publications-in-a-less-innocent-direction-a6689306.html

    Think I have a chance...
  13. Re: 80's songs you never hear on the radio these days

    You know, there may be a valid reason why many of these songs don't make it on to radio much these days.
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    Re: Has your school ever been filmed?

    News report, no idea what it was, mid 70's. Camera crew turned up at lunchtime and filmed from outer gate, we hung around the inner gate. That night we were on the local news. Think it was just stock...
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    Re: TVS Television

    All of the regional channels saw themselves as independent channels rather than part of a greater ITV. Can't really say if it's output was aimed a a better educated middle class audience.
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    Re: Crossing Your Fingers - Immunity!!

    Aye, skich in the west end of Newcastle. We also used flinch. Remember some kid came to our school from darn sarf and tried to use "pax".
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    Re: Your first drink in a pub (or club).

    15 on a school photography trip into Newcastle city centre (I wasn't even supposed to be on the trip, our teracher was off so we got split up between other classes, I didn't even take art!). I was...
  18. Re: TV progs that 'HAVE' and 'HAVE NOT' stood the test of time....

    Haves....

    Auf wiedersehen pet
    Fawlty towers
    Northern exposure
    Seinfeld
    Friends

    Have not...
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    Re: I miss School from the old day's 80s/90s

    I was taught "ball and stick", had to look it up as we never called it that,to start writing, then cursive as our grammar got better. Use a mix to this day, some words just look rubbish all joined...
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    Re: Did you never want to leave School?

    Spanish city eh ? When was this as I was a regular there summer night times 1981-83 from the west end.
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    Re: Did you never want to leave School?

    Can't say for others but at my middle school everyone seemed to get on, sports inclined or not, more so due to everyone knowing everyone else pretty well ad had known them mostly since 5yrs old. Just...
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    Re: School visitors

    Where we lived was a near disused railway which was to become part of the metro system. Some fella came out to give us a safety talk and he was great. In silence he rolled out a big mat, kind of like...
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    Re: I miss School from the old day's 80s/90s

    You're right about the experimentaion, my wife was taught phonetically ie "kik" for "kick". My school, a run down council estate primary and middle (the middle school with a core of fantastic staff)...
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    Re: Primary school science in the 1980s

    Our primary school science was things like ,What floats, basic circuitry, what conducts electricity, very basic biology like parts of plants and how plants grow, stuff like that. The fun started in...
  25. Re: Did you always want to be a life-long learner!?

    Depends what you mean by life long learner. I've always read loads and am curious by nature but couldn't wait to get out of school. Saying that I started an OU course a while back in my twenties...
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