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  • queenbee replied to the topic How to properly heal a wound? in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Don’t rush it.

    (This is going to turn into a minor rant warning) My OH had fairly minor surgery on 19 January and has had to visit the doctors every day since to have the wound dressed. As he’s not driving, I have to take him and it’s playing havoc with life, work and the universe generally! As the GP surgery is not open at the weekend, we have…[Read more]

  • queenbee replied to the topic What are schools for? in the forum General Chat 1 month ago

    I would have really appreciated some form of money management education.
    I’m dyscalculic and up until 4th year with a sympathetic teacher and an outside tutor, I scraped an C in an intermediate GCSE paper from Wales.
    I learned nothing about maths as I literally couldn’t get my head around it, sank to the bottom and was screamed at for being…[Read more]

  • I do think its an interesting topic, I certainly know people who didn’t enjoy their experience and wish they went to another school and others that feel they owe a lot to that style of education. I think that Education is the one time I would always argue for selection and not against it, however I agree that movement should be easier, we too had…[Read more]

  • as for pricing people out of housing in catchment areas – the same could be said of any good school, however my school (Torquay Girls Grammar) took students from around the bay Torquay, Paignton, Brixham (9 miles) and at least as far away as Teignmouth 9 miles in the other direction.

    Grammar Schools are not just based on Catchment area, if your…[Read more]

  • I can’t comment on faith schools but on grammar schools I am in full support having benefited from such an education. In mainstream schools high and lower achievers often are unable to achieve their full potential because focus is placed on the ‘average’ student. many academies are selective and have received great funding and support, I simply do…[Read more]