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  1. steveo

    state of the country

    Apart from the ridiculous smoking ban, heres another thing that really hacks me off. My son - 6th form student, has been excluded from school for 1 day. His crime was walking into class with chewing gum in his mouth. Why not just tell him to get rid of it? Instead the teacher had a meeting with...
  2. DTS

    Blue Dreams - By Dave Baker aged 13.

    As discussed by the clique at SZ beer club last night. My English poem written 15 years ago - I thank you. I had an awful dream last night, I dreamed that Jason Cooke was ****e, I dreampt Brett Angell played no more, And that Andy Sussex couldn score, And thet Murphy just wouldnt pick Keith...
  3. Xàbia Shrimper

    Summer in the Sun - A Vacancy

    Some of you will already know that one of my many projects out here in Spain is a TEFL teacher for a local company in Javea. During July we have a residential summer school teaching English to Spanish kids of all ages. (Granted, most of them return home speaking English with a very slight Thames...
  4. pickledseal

    An appeal for your help...

    Dear All... As some of you already know, This July, I will be traveling to the Tigray region of Ethiopia with CAFOD, to work with disadvantaged children. The duration of my assignment will be for six weeks, during which time I shall be working within a local community at a school in Mekelle...
  5. DTS

    Best & Worst Lessons at School.

    Following on from Mad Cyril's school lunchbox thread yesterday I am keen to find out what everyones best and worst lesson's were at school. In the interests of keeing it interesting PE is banned as a subject. Best - Hard to believe after my recent error but I loved History. Even though my...
  6. Jay_Shrimper

    Joel Ledgister

    I heard Matt Jones, manager of Billericay Town chatting today to another teacher and he said something about Joel Ledgister from Southend being a quality player and that he has been looking at him. Sounded like there was a transfer going to take place and the article here confirms it for me. Not...
  7. DTS

    Football Hardest Away days.

    Did anyone see this show last night......Basically it was on Sky One about 8pm I think..... The plan is they show you the hardest places to go to for football from across the British Isles. Its meant to be about grim places to go but it may as well be renamed - Britains weirdest people. This...
  8. DTS

    SZone Careers Advice Centre.

    A bloke I used to work with at LTSB head office has just quit his job as a broker in the city earning really good money to become a tree surgeon. Fair play to the bloke as he has taken a massive pay cut:fury: but has done it as he has always wanted to work with trees. :thump: So I am strating...
  9. DTS

    Do you think gynecologist get a lot of action?

    Just been talking with my mate Ben in the office about a career change. Not that either of us are looking but we were saying it would be nice to do a job you enjoyed rather than a job purley for the money. Mortgage Broking is fine and good money but dosent really get my juices flowing. I said...
  10. Xàbia Shrimper

    Red Riding Hood - The PC Version

    There once was a young person named Little Red Riding Hood who lived on the edge of a large forest full of endangered owls and rare plants that would probably provide a cure for cancer if only someone took the time to study them. Red Riding Hood lived with a nurture giver whom she sometimes...
  11. Spaceman Spiff

    Notes on a scandal - anyone seen it??

    I saw it last night - bloody good film I have to say. Uber-scary lesbian very well played by Judi Dench, a 15 year old kid getting every schoolboy's dream come true as he doinks the foxy art teacher bird... Well worth watching, IMO! :cool: :D
  12. pickledseal

    Good Friday 3pm

    As I've mentioned on here before, I'm a teacher... I'm just preparing lessons ready for next week and have just been doing my lesson for Y7s on Easter and how Christians celebrate the festival. It hadn't really clicked up until now that *most* Chrisitan Good Friday services...
  13. joke

    A bloke is in a queue at the Super Market when he notices that the rather dishy blonde behind him has just raised her hand and smiled hello to him. He is rather taken aback that such a looker would be waving to him, and although familiar he can't place where he might know her from, so he...
  14. Xàbia Shrimper

    Mr Bronson

    Actor Michael Sheard, best known for playing teacher Mr Bronson in long-running children's TV drama Grange Hill in the 1980s, has died aged 65. Sheard gained wider fame as Admiral Ozzel in 1980 Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back. His other films included Indiana Jones and The Last...
  15. * ORM *

    Any Westleigh Junior Old Boys or Girls Here ?

    Sad to report the demise of Mr Coleman last week; without doubt the nicest (but firmest when needed) teacher I've ever met. Last seen at a School open day a couple of years ago and still managed to name every ex-pupil he came into contact that day and provided a few anecdotes about each one.
  16. The Eternal Optimist

    Most embarrissing personal moment at Roots Hall

    I guess my worst moment was when we were back in the 1st division and had the likes of Marshy in the centre of midfield (1994/5 ish). I tried to start the song "Oh yes you know what you can do ...." as a group of young women passed behind the South Bank goal to suddenly realise that a...
  17. canada shrimper

    quite funny

    This news just in . . . Math Teacher Arrested . . . ========== NYC ========== At New York's Kennedy airport today, an individual discovered to be a public school teacher was arrested for trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a setsquare, a slide...
  18. southend4ever


    One of my favourite little johnny jokes - little johnny goes to school, and the teacher says "Today we are going to learn multi-syllable words, class. "Does anybody have an example of a multi syllable word?"Little Johnny waves his hand, "Me, miss, me, me!" Teacher...