Comments: It can't last, but...

This house has been Olympic free. Very peaceful and enjoyable.

Posted by Z on 16 August, 2016 at 9:45 AM

This house is child free. Very peaceful and enjoyable Z ;)

Posted by Blue Witch on 16 August, 2016 at 9:58 AM

This house is both Olympics and child free. Ultra peaceful and enjoyable!

Spot on with the comments re schooling. But how is it that any child can leave primary school unable to read? I don't remember that happening in my day.

Posted by Tim on 16 August, 2016 at 10:57 AM

It's just me, Tim and the cat now. You're right, we couldn't call last week peaceful in the least!

Posted by Z on 16 August, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Tim - yes, there is more functional illiteracy now than when we were at sschool. That despite class numbers being smaller now and staffing levels much higher. I wonder what can have made the difference?

My suggestions... backed by informal 'research' -

A Year 6 teacher friend told me on Monday that recent ‘research’ in her class (in a ‘good’ area) found the average bed-time for an 11 year old was now 10.30pm, and only 3 of the 30 children regularly read before they go to sleep, while 20 are on some sort of electrical device.

Posted by Blue Witch on 17 August, 2016 at 8:57 AM

I would ban all faith schools, they have no place in education. Every time we visit a local Catholic school to see a flower show I shudder at the religious messages all over the walls.

Posted by Mr BW on 17 August, 2016 at 6:38 PM

I would ban all education...it has no place in faith.... ;)

Posted by NiC on 18 August, 2016 at 5:27 PM

Another one for the BW party manifesto - I'd vote for this, not streaming seems madness to me!

Posted by verity74 on 22 August, 2016 at 8:39 PM