Lame_Wolf - 11:28 pm on May 4, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: lawman at 4:56 am (utc) on May 5, 2013]
can i take part? i'm 47!
Same as :)
... everything was hand written and in ALL subjects with ALL teachers, you were marked down for bad handwriting or incorrect use of english!
as a teenager at my school, every single person in my class was white english and in the whole year there was a smattering of jewish kids, one chineses/asian and one indian/asian boy! my neighbours kid of a similar age has fellow pupils of too many nationalities to list!
When I was a kid, there were just two black people at middle school. There were just a handful at comprehensive school, along with a one Bangladeshi and two asian boys who couldn't speak a word of English. A group of us taught them all the important words they needed to know. ;) We had so much fun with those two. The school now is about 40% foreigners.
We had a woodwork teacher with a wooden leg. But he didn't make it himself, so I didn't rate him very much. Then there was the music teacher called Mr Doe. That always made me cuckle, even though he was such an ass. He'd throw chalk at you, or worse, the blackboard eraser. (I don't think you can call them blackboards nowadays)
My PE teacher called me a cripple because I let a goal in, then made me to 20 press-ups in the frozen, beaten-up ground. He was such a <snip>.
'elf and safety never existed then, nor did the PC brigade. Much better times then. Bring back the 70's, the Texan bar, the Chopper bike, It ain't half hot mum, and Alf Garnet.
[edited by: lawman at 4:56 am (utc) on May 5, 2013]