Friday, October 29, 2010

Primary School closures

I went to Primary School on a wee island called Luing on the West coast of Scotland  and look how brilliant I turned out, ok maybe that's not a glowing recommendation  but I see that my school is one of 26 facing closure as the council struggles to cut costs. Small schools and small classes where teachers and students know each other well seem to encourage learning. It's much easier to find out how a child learns and what makes them tick academically and in every other way when you can get to know them. Another advantage is that small classes permit more academic ground to be covered. The child is exposed to more information and learns more because they receive more individual attention.

The school on the island is one of the reasons people with small kids choose to live there, without it I think the community would lose some of its population. The existing children would suffer by having to travel over a ferry and four times as far as they do at the moment. I really hope the Scottish Eduction Department reconsider their attempt at saving a few pounds.

We had a gale here on Tuesday night but I think the gales down here aren't as severe as the ones up on the West coast of Scotland it will be fun comparing notes with my Dad later in the year, he keeps a weather diary religiously.

I just paid the road tax on my Subaru and need a slap for importing it, I should have done more research lol its just cost me for 12 months road tax E$ 2100 and that's not a typing mistake !!! I have to keep it for a year before I can sell it too. That's a crazy amount of money. OH well easy come easy go and its certainly easy watching Angie working, much easier than it would be if I had to do summat myself.

I need a joke to cheer me up ok Two Irishmen were working for the city public works department. One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind him and fill the hole in.They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved on to the next street, working furiously all day without rest, one man digging a hole, the other filling it in again.
An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand what they were doing. So he asked the hole digger, 'I'm impressed by the effort you two are putting in to your work, but I don't get it -- why do you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?'
The hole digger wiped his brow and sighed, ........
'Well, I suppose it probably looks odd because we're normally a three-person team. But today the lad who plants the trees called in sick.'

I need another An Irishman takes his goldfish to the vet and says 'I think my goldfish is epileptic.'

The vet looks and says 'He looks fine to me.'
The Irishman replies 'Hang on, I haven't taken him out of the bowl yet!!'

1 comment:

Di said...

Actually, that's a Belgian joke too but the hole diggers and fillers are laying cable or pipes over here, as Belgians seem to generally despise trees and things. They're forever chopping them down and building things ... coc