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BendyBadger's Brickset BonusBall - Speedman back to school edition 08/08/19 UK draw
Morning from sunny Berkshire, I was in the office bright and early this morning because the roads where we live have descended into chaos once more....the kids are back at school. Little Miss Speedman went into year 3 on Tuesday and loved it, she came home excited for a new year with lists of topics they were going to cover and activities planned.
This weeks question is, "what is the most memorable thing that happened at your school?" It could be a project you enjoyed, a school trip somewhere brilliant, a teacher that was amazing at teaching their subject or the time that kid from the year below you climbed the changing room wall to peer through the gap into the girls room and fell off slashing his leg open on a metal bracket and getting the school evacuated while the paramedics stitched him up!
prize will be a polybag picked from my stash by Little Miss
The rules, write your answer below
and the first 59 entrants will get a number, please try to avoid double
posting until we get 59 entries. This is open worldwide. And the bonus
ball from the UK lottery on
Saturday night will decide the winner.
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I said "What? Why are you looking..." when the first drops of blood fell in front of my eyeball... Turns out I had a massive gash across my left eyebrow and was bleeding profusely, but because of the cold (and possibly a little concussion) I didn't feel it.
After a trip to hospital, a few stitches and a day off I was back - my friend was very nice to me for about a month - bringing sweets, asking if I was ok.
That's the only thing I remember from primary school. Secondary school... that's something else.
On one of the days we got to travel to the coast and visit the Funfair, and in my younger days, the faster or more loopy the ride, the better.
On this occasion, we arrived just in time for Lunch, so after stuffing my face with burger, chips, milkshake and for an added treat, a bag of freshly cooked sugary, deep fried donuts.
While that in itself made it a good day to remember, it wasn't what made the day memorable.
Being of a somewhat dafter nature than I am today (not by much I grant you), after this well balanced meal, for some reason I decided it was a damned good idea to firstly have a go on this..
closely followed by not one but two goes on this...
Needless to say, by the time the second go on the Waltzer had finished, my complexion had turned from it's normal pasty white to what was a very distinct shade of green.
As you can guess, the inevitable happened and the grease and carbs infested meal from earlier in the day decided it had been shaken quite enough, and ejected itself at full velocity from where it had been nicely fermenting.
Being kids, this got rapturous applause and cheers from my fellow camp mates and numerous offers of food from those with a slightly more warped sense of humour.
It was possibly the most attention that I had ever encountered at school hence the most memorable. :)
Just had to avoid the PE teacher though, he didn't bother kicking you back; he just blasted the ball at you as hard as he could. To this day I've never seen anyone hit a ball as hard as he could.
A couple of weeks into the year my group of friends and I thought it would be a great idea to make a naughty word version. One of my friends knew a LOT of naughty words and phrases (most of them I didn't know at the time) and so our version was filled with all kinds of stuff not appropriate for school (or anywhere, really).
Of course, we got caught because my friend actually saved it to the hard drive instead of his floppy disk (I believe it actually overrode one of the built in themes). Everyone that had ever used the computer was interrogated, we got ratted out and were all kicked off of the computer for the rest of the year. Our school still had spanking as a punishment, but they had to ask for permission from parents. Luckily my parents said they would handle it at home (2 of my friends got paddled by the giant paddle with holes that the principal had hanging above his desk, I guess their parents weren't as nice as mine).
The drive home my mom was angry and my dad was stone faced. When we finally got home, my dad told my mom he would handle it, sat me down at the kitchen table, then he started smiling and told me "I would have done the same thing when I was in school!" My mom was not pleased and grounded me for what felt like forever.
I took a programming class the next year and of course the first day of class my teacher told me "I hear you like to make your own games, I'm going to be watching you". So that was an interesting semester for sure.
Now I'm a software developer, but I avoid making games.
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Best memory is probably learning to sail at primary school - weekly sessions on a local lake for the last two years plus a week on the broads.
During my first meeting, they agreed I had opportunity in reading and spelling, but quickly identified a proficiency for math. By the end of my third grade year I was reading/writing/spelling at a 6th grade level and was doing 7-8th grade made (some geometry and algebra).
I can pinpoint that experience as my love for math throughout the rest of my education and an extreme boost to my confidence in all other areas of learning.
This - and every one rushing to see if Barry would die of blood loss.
Thanks for hosting @Speedman29...
Thanks for hosting.
I made my biology teacher squirt coffee out of his nose when I started rambling on about 'liverwort being different than liverwurst, which was also different from bratwurst, not to be confused with weinerschnitzel... (insert four minutes of additional nonsensical rambling)... which is why you don't want liverwort or tapeworms because they'll give you nasty poops. Which some people say smell like liverwurst. It's the circle of life, really.'
He dismissed the class 35 minutes early.
To be fair, a simple hairband was never going to secure her hair safely any more than wearing a pair of sunglasses on her bonce would.
Thanks for hosting @Speedman29.
That, and the time I had to go get a load of stitches put my in head after a friend accidentally hit me with my own woodworking project...
I also fell over in the playground in Cyprus,cracking my head open and proceeded to turn the Headmaster red as he carried me to the office!
The first was going to CERN. We got our names “picked out of a hat” and the selection was very suspiciously in favour of those pupils that were science and engineering minded.
There was was lots of facinating science things to see, but what has always stuck in my head is standing in this large underground chamber looking up at a massive shaft with a tiny speck of light at the top and struggling the comprehend the scale of everything.
The second was going to see Professor Stephen Hawking give a lecture at Cambridge. It was amazing and an honour, but the best bit was the Q&A at the end.
One kid from our school thought he was smarter than everyone else (may have been, but was very obnoxious about it). He was convinced he had found a flaw in one of Prof Hawking’s theories. He spent a good 5 minutes asking his question as everyone got more uncomfortable. Then when he finally finished, there was a dramatic pause and Prof Hawking replies “No”. The lecture theatre erupted with laughter. The kid was a bit quieter after that.
It was organised by one of the History teachers & he also ran lunchtime lessons in Russian language in the run-up to the trip.
In the first couple of days, I'd helped out an extremely drunk (& ill) girl from another school doing the same itinerary - her mother was also on the trip as a teacher.
And I'd also rescued the hat of a school governor by jumping down the side of a train - didn't think about the reaction of KGB guards armed with AK-47s before I did.
Suffice to say, for the rest of the trip I had certain freedoms that weren't available to others.
I should also mention, the drunk girl was later very grateful & demonstrated so quite publicly - which improved my social standing at school considerably
For you Europeans out there, it would be comparable to putting one on midfield of the football (soccer) field.
Hearing the schools reaction to it was funny.
I can't really think of anything during my school years, but I did get to meet Craig Charles (Dave Lister, Red Dwarf) whilst at Uni.
He'd been doing a gig that night and I was working behind the bar, so I got the chance to chat with him afterwards - a genuinely nice guy!
It also showed me how much I liked teaching :)