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by YadaYada
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 30150

Re: Current reading matter

Also highly recommend One Day which I read in the summer holidays.
Just about to start Landfalls by Tim Mackintosh-Smith - the third of his books on the legendary traveller Ibn Battutah who is quite possibly the person I would most like to spend an evening with.
by YadaYada
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Current reading matter
Replies: 539
Views: 30150

Re: Current reading matter

[quote]Have just started readin my Christmas Present of "Blue Murder", which is fascinating, but "Navy Blue Breeches" are mentioned.[/quote

Neill, I have no idea when navy blue breeches came in but they have certainly been the only colour Will has had.
by YadaYada
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH on Blue Peter
Replies: 7
Views: 800

CH on Blue Peter

CH on Blue Peter on 6th and 7th September Christ's Hospital pupils make an appearance in The Blue Peter 'Amazing Schools' film this week when presenters Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood look at "some of the more unusual and amazing schools around the UK". The film, made last term, is set to air on T...
by YadaYada
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Could someone tell me
Replies: 32
Views: 3802

Re: Could someone tell me

Good luck to all the new parents tomorrow - it's a great day even though it is one of very mixed emotions. I'll second drawing pins as they all have noticeboards they can pin stuff up on - including postcards from home :) Send post - they love to get it. Don't expect to receive post - I'm sure they ...
by YadaYada
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Could someone tell me
Replies: 32
Views: 3802

Re: Could someone tell me

Welcome to the club Jodz! I'd say just not to go overboard with home clothes - they don't need a lot more than school recommends and you have to lug it forwards and backwards all the time. Go with fewer items for the first 3 weeks and see what is missing. If you overdo it to start with your DD/DS wi...
by YadaYada
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: St Matthews Day Parade
Replies: 63
Views: 8112

Re: St Matthews Day Parade

I'd love to go but can't but other family members who work in the City may be able to.

So, as and when, anyone gets details of the route and timing PLEASE DO post here!!

Thank you :)
by YadaYada
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Just checking....shoes
Replies: 21
Views: 3608

Re: Just checking....shoes

How will anyone know?

Unless your DS is prone to kicking people ;)
by YadaYada
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: results
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Re: results

28 of the 30 pupils undertaking IGCSE gained an A* in the new further Maths exam, with over half of pupils being awarded the new “A* with distinction” grade. See what I mean? Surely an indication of grade inflation gone mad!! I am not sure how you see this as grade inflation. As you rightly point o...
by YadaYada
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Olympics trip
Replies: 39
Views: 2936

Re: Olympics trip

I think the Paralympics and the Olympics should be combined and the events be all intermingled. I don't see why the 2 events have to be separated at all.
by YadaYada
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Just checking....shoes
Replies: 21
Views: 3608

Re: Just checking....shoes

I keep an eye on ebay and buy a size ahead. I rarely pay more than £5 for DMs Me too! Usually have a spare pair on top of the wardrobe for when he needs them. Couldn't get DMs last time though so got some ex-police stock. You can also try searching for 'royal mail shoes', 'cadet shoes' or 'parade s...
by YadaYada
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 8318

Re: laptops

windows office on them ie PowerPoint, excell and word which they use at school You don't have to pay extra for Microsoft Office - you can download OpenOffice for nothing and it is completely compatible with Microsoft - this is what my DS has on his netbook and has had no problems. http://www.openof...
by YadaYada
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 8318

Re: laptops

I don't know whether there is a policy about when students can take laptops as this is quite new. My DS is going into UF and last year was the first year that the school had a wi-fi network that they opened up to students. It looks like they are now expanding it and encouraging more students to take...
by YadaYada
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 8318

Re: laptops

I specifically got my DS a netbook rather than a laptop as it has no disc drive so I thought he was less likely to take any of his games or films back. He is also only allowed to use it at school so that he hopefully doesn't get tempted to download stuff at home on to it. I also 'clean' it up each h...
by YadaYada
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 8318

Re: laptops

I will also confess that DS went back to school last year with a second-hand netbook. I do believe that it has helped his studies as he often couldn't get on the house computers. Internet access has been a bit patchy although I noticed the letter said wi-fi access ws being improved. Has he used it i...
by YadaYada
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 8318

Re: laptops

Well, as a parent of a teenage boy (and I don't want to embarrass him!), so will careful word my reply as to whether boys are more prone to mis-using the internet than girls. I think boys are more open about the fact that they and their friends have viewed porn stuff. Girls don't admit to that stuff...