Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?
School in terms of under 16 school was not easy for me. Primary school was ok I guess, but flawed by various class running decisions which in my mind didn’t really add up such as mixing year groups together and having said classes all doing the same subjects at the same time which on a practical level stretched the resources beyond the limit. Secondary School I hated pretty much, the administration couldn’t organise a pick up in a brothel and I have the distinct feeling that certain members felt that being in charge of a school was the first step into become the dictator of a small South American state. From the outset there were flaws, for the first year you had every class as your form group which I assume was to assess every ones skills and ability in each subject, which meant that if you had a number of slow-learners/special needs students the entire class would be slowed down waiting for catch up and the flip side being that the real top performers ended up so far ahead they either got disruptive or in a few cases had letters written about then seemingly never having any homework for said subject… because it had been done in class. The 70 minute lesson set up I think was a big mistake as well as they dragged on… I think a 50 minute lesson would have been a better move. Year 9 (3rd Year) is when it all began to go to pot when a new Headmaster taking over, but rather then bring in a new person to inject new ideas and fresh air into the stuffy buildings it was simply a case of internal promotion, and the new guy decided to tighten the belt as it were. And of course there was a huge case of giving me a considerable amount of grief purely out of spite. I’m fairly certain he named his daughter Servalan.
List some of your favourite types of animals.
What is your favourite large city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most?
I don’t particularly cities. Too many people in too little a space and yet there are all these people are incredibly alone, I can’t recall who said it but Cities are the loneliest places on Earth.
But if I were to name a few places I enjoyed visiting I would have to say I did enjoy my brief wanderings around LA and Havana. I think Venice would be a place I would like to revisit as an adult. When I went before I was 14 and a tour of the art cities of Italy wasn’t exactly the best of holidays for me, though I did enjoy being on a Gondola.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
Erm, to be honest, this week has just been an entire week of meh…