Teachers strike today - now Brighton pupils to strike tomorrow

Pupils have been discussing on the internet about striking at the Dorothy Stringer School

Pupils have been discussing on the internet about striking at the Dorothy Stringer School

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More than 100 Brighton students are due to walk out of school tomorrow in protest against proposed changes to the education system.

The action comes after hundreds of schools shut today with thousands of teachers striking over pay, conditions and pensions.

The striking pupils, largely from Brighton’s Dorothy Stringer and Varndean School, told The Argus they were taking the action over possible changes to the length of the school day and summer holidays.

A spokesman for the students, a year nine pupil from Dorothy Stringer, said: “Socialising with friends after school in the holidays is a big part of growing up and I don’t think that should be taken away from us.

“I already have to get up at 7am and don’t get home until 4.30pm. If our school days are made longer then I’m not going to be home until 6pm or 7pm.

“If the teachers can strike then why can’t we?”

The proposed action was organised through Facebook, with more than 1,100 pupils invited to the private group.

Under the title Strike, the organiser said: “So the Government thinks its OK to take time off our school holidays when we already have to go to school as much as it is.

“If the teachers can strike on Wednesday. Why can’t we?

“So we were thinking that we should go on a strike on Thursday to prove that we have the right to do this like everyone else.”

Although the plan for Thursday is yet to be finalised, students are discussing options of marching on Brighton Town Hall, Churchill Square or simply sitting on the school playing field for the day.”

Both Dorothy Stringer and Varndean School said they were aware of the proposed action but said no students had approached them formally.

A spokeswoman for Dorothy Stringer said: “We can say that no plans are in place to change our school day or the holidays and no students have approached the head or senior management about this.

“Everyone is expected on Thursday and they will be issued with an unauthorised absence if they do not attend.

A spokeswoman for Varndean added: “The school will be open as usual and any pupil off without a valid reason will be marked with an unauthorised absence.”

Students from both Hove Park and Blatchington Mill are also said to be taking part in the action.

Meanwhile hundreds of schools across the county will close today as part of the National Union of Teachers’ (NUT) strike over pay, conditions and pensions.

The majority of schools in Brighton and Hove have already confirmed they will close with those remaining open expected to be severely affected.

Dozens more will also be closed or partially closed across East and West Sussex.

Phil Clarke, from the NUT, said: “Parents should direct their understandable frustration at the disruption our strike causes directly at the government.

“By attacking teachers rather than supporting them the Government risks the long term future of quality education in this country. “Pay cuts of 15%, on top of 60 hour weeks and being made to work until 68 make the job increasingly unattractive.

“Already nearly 50% of teachers don’t last five years in the job. We need to retain and develop teachers not drive them out of the profession.

As well as various picket lines there will be marches in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton and Hove.

In Brighton the main rally will take place at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, at 11.30am and there is a march at Hove Town Hall at 10.30am.

Paul Shellard, NUT rep, said: “This is not an easy decision for our members to make - we want to make that clear. We feel this action is necessary because the secretary of state is refusing to engage in talks.

“The general reaction from the public has been really good. We have been doing leafleting in Lewes, Hastings and Brighton and they understand and sympathise with the issues.”

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5:32am Wed 26 Mar 14

rogerthefish says...

My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month. rogerthefish
  • Score: 16

6:52am Wed 26 Mar 14

roystony says...

I suppose the pupils have learnt this from their teachers!!
I suppose the pupils have learnt this from their teachers!! roystony
  • Score: 11

7:43am Wed 26 Mar 14

Scorpio50 says...

Wait until they have to work! God such cushy hours and long holidays to boot. Wait until they have to start work at 7 O'clock, or earlier in some jobs, and finish at 5.30pm, later in some jobs, with 22 days holiday thrown in.
I would consider it a luxury to be able to get up at 7 am! Me I'm up at 5.30 and to have 6 weeks off in Summer, 3 weeks off at Easter etc etc
Wait until they have to work! God such cushy hours and long holidays to boot. Wait until they have to start work at 7 O'clock, or earlier in some jobs, and finish at 5.30pm, later in some jobs, with 22 days holiday thrown in. I would consider it a luxury to be able to get up at 7 am! Me I'm up at 5.30 and to have 6 weeks off in Summer, 3 weeks off at Easter etc etc Scorpio50
  • Score: 9

8:20am Wed 26 Mar 14

Alison Smith says...

Scorpio50 wrote:
Wait until they have to work! God such cushy hours and long holidays to boot. Wait until they have to start work at 7 O'clock, or earlier in some jobs, and finish at 5.30pm, later in some jobs, with 22 days holiday thrown in.
I would consider it a luxury to be able to get up at 7 am! Me I'm up at 5.30 and to have 6 weeks off in Summer, 3 weeks off at Easter etc etc
They should become Teachers when they leave school!!
[quote][p][bold]Scorpio50[/bold] wrote: Wait until they have to work! God such cushy hours and long holidays to boot. Wait until they have to start work at 7 O'clock, or earlier in some jobs, and finish at 5.30pm, later in some jobs, with 22 days holiday thrown in. I would consider it a luxury to be able to get up at 7 am! Me I'm up at 5.30 and to have 6 weeks off in Summer, 3 weeks off at Easter etc etc[/p][/quote]They should become Teachers when they leave school!! Alison Smith
  • Score: 14

9:11am Wed 26 Mar 14

RaveyDavey says...

What a bunch of pillocks!
Birch them!
What a bunch of pillocks! Birch them! RaveyDavey
  • Score: 0

9:41am Wed 26 Mar 14

missPgreen says...

Scorpio50 wrote:
Wait until they have to work! God such cushy hours and long holidays to boot. Wait until they have to start work at 7 O'clock, or earlier in some jobs, and finish at 5.30pm, later in some jobs, with 22 days holiday thrown in.
I would consider it a luxury to be able to get up at 7 am! Me I'm up at 5.30 and to have 6 weeks off in Summer, 3 weeks off at Easter etc etc
......... and on top have to spend about 3 hours commuting to and from the workplace as I do.
[quote][p][bold]Scorpio50[/bold] wrote: Wait until they have to work! God such cushy hours and long holidays to boot. Wait until they have to start work at 7 O'clock, or earlier in some jobs, and finish at 5.30pm, later in some jobs, with 22 days holiday thrown in. I would consider it a luxury to be able to get up at 7 am! Me I'm up at 5.30 and to have 6 weeks off in Summer, 3 weeks off at Easter etc etc[/p][/quote]......... and on top have to spend about 3 hours commuting to and from the workplace as I do. missPgreen
  • Score: 11

10:01am Wed 26 Mar 14

utternonsense says...

So glad I have brought my kids up well with them knowing how easy school life is , they know only too well the hours they will work when they leave school/college/uni and the measly amount of holiday we get as working people . So one can only assume most of these kids going on strike come from non working parents who have never been able to explain this situation.
So glad I have brought my kids up well with them knowing how easy school life is , they know only too well the hours they will work when they leave school/college/uni and the measly amount of holiday we get as working people . So one can only assume most of these kids going on strike come from non working parents who have never been able to explain this situation. utternonsense
  • Score: 4

10:09am Wed 26 Mar 14

Tippy Toes says...

rogerthefish wrote:
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer. Tippy Toes
  • Score: 12

10:11am Wed 26 Mar 14

whatone says...

utternonsense wrote:
So glad I have brought my kids up well with them knowing how easy school life is , they know only too well the hours they will work when they leave school/college/uni and the measly amount of holiday we get as working people . So one can only assume most of these kids going on strike come from non working parents who have never been able to explain this situation.
The only thing you appear to have got right is your username!
[quote][p][bold]utternonsense[/bold] wrote: So glad I have brought my kids up well with them knowing how easy school life is , they know only too well the hours they will work when they leave school/college/uni and the measly amount of holiday we get as working people . So one can only assume most of these kids going on strike come from non working parents who have never been able to explain this situation.[/p][/quote]The only thing you appear to have got right is your username! whatone
  • Score: -2

11:45am Wed 26 Mar 14

Fight_Back says...

Obviously the schools are denying any changes are being planned but this does highlight the issue that schools do change policies and rarely consult either students or parents about any key changes. They are just imposed.

A good example is the current new uniform rules at Blatchington Mill. The school have just imposed them without any consultation at all. Now parents are required to spend up to three times the amount of money on footwear as before and they've banned Jeggings because the Head thinks they are jeans when in fact they are trousers that are fitted, are more comfortable, look smart and are not generally made of denim. Thankfully the pupils are rebelling and have raised a petition. I wonder if the teachers will listen ? If they don't then they certainly deserve to not have their own issues with Gove listened to either. Teachers might get a little more respect from pupils and parents if they actually consulted properly and listened.
Obviously the schools are denying any changes are being planned but this does highlight the issue that schools do change policies and rarely consult either students or parents about any key changes. They are just imposed. A good example is the current new uniform rules at Blatchington Mill. The school have just imposed them without any consultation at all. Now parents are required to spend up to three times the amount of money on footwear as before and they've banned Jeggings because the Head thinks they are jeans when in fact they are trousers that are fitted, are more comfortable, look smart and are not generally made of denim. Thankfully the pupils are rebelling and have raised a petition. I wonder if the teachers will listen ? If they don't then they certainly deserve to not have their own issues with Gove listened to either. Teachers might get a little more respect from pupils and parents if they actually consulted properly and listened. Fight_Back
  • Score: 0

12:21pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Tippy Toes says...

Fight_Back wrote:
Obviously the schools are denying any changes are being planned but this does highlight the issue that schools do change policies and rarely consult either students or parents about any key changes. They are just imposed.

A good example is the current new uniform rules at Blatchington Mill. The school have just imposed them without any consultation at all. Now parents are required to spend up to three times the amount of money on footwear as before and they've banned Jeggings because the Head thinks they are jeans when in fact they are trousers that are fitted, are more comfortable, look smart and are not generally made of denim. Thankfully the pupils are rebelling and have raised a petition. I wonder if the teachers will listen ? If they don't then they certainly deserve to not have their own issues with Gove listened to either. Teachers might get a little more respect from pupils and parents if they actually consulted properly and listened.
Totally agree.I know I will be shot to bits on this, but I think a lot of people are missing the point. These children are just asking to be heard, and to be fair they have a point. They aren't asking for more time off, they are protesting to keep the school day at the current length and for the school holidays not to change. We all had a lot of holidays etc when we were kids, so I'm not sure how comparing school hours to the hours you do now as adults is even relevant.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: Obviously the schools are denying any changes are being planned but this does highlight the issue that schools do change policies and rarely consult either students or parents about any key changes. They are just imposed. A good example is the current new uniform rules at Blatchington Mill. The school have just imposed them without any consultation at all. Now parents are required to spend up to three times the amount of money on footwear as before and they've banned Jeggings because the Head thinks they are jeans when in fact they are trousers that are fitted, are more comfortable, look smart and are not generally made of denim. Thankfully the pupils are rebelling and have raised a petition. I wonder if the teachers will listen ? If they don't then they certainly deserve to not have their own issues with Gove listened to either. Teachers might get a little more respect from pupils and parents if they actually consulted properly and listened.[/p][/quote]Totally agree.I know I will be shot to bits on this, but I think a lot of people are missing the point. These children are just asking to be heard, and to be fair they have a point. They aren't asking for more time off, they are protesting to keep the school day at the current length and for the school holidays not to change. We all had a lot of holidays etc when we were kids, so I'm not sure how comparing school hours to the hours you do now as adults is even relevant. Tippy Toes
  • Score: 25

12:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

notaconspiracy says...

Brave, intelligent kids, these, I think. They're trying to protest in the way they see other adults protesting.

Good for them.
Brave, intelligent kids, these, I think. They're trying to protest in the way they see other adults protesting. Good for them. notaconspiracy
  • Score: 23

12:53pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Gribbet says...

Good for them taking real action instead of resorting to the usual pointless online petitons and slacktivism that everyone seems to do these days to delude themselves into feeling like they're putting up a fight.

To all the adults making direct comparisons between their work schedules and childrens work schedules, it isn't really a fair comparison is it? I'm assuming you also went to school in the past and enjoyed your long summer holidays cushy school hours.
Good for them taking real action instead of resorting to the usual pointless online petitons and slacktivism that everyone seems to do these days to delude themselves into feeling like they're putting up a fight. To all the adults making direct comparisons between their work schedules and childrens work schedules, it isn't really a fair comparison is it? I'm assuming you also went to school in the past and enjoyed your long summer holidays cushy school hours. Gribbet
  • Score: 20

1:14pm Wed 26 Mar 14

gazzamagoo says...

I take it these students haven't realised that to strike effectively you need to be inconveniencing and putting someone else out? Students striking does neither...
I take it these students haven't realised that to strike effectively you need to be inconveniencing and putting someone else out? Students striking does neither... gazzamagoo
  • Score: -8

1:27pm Wed 26 Mar 14

CharlotteP says...

Ridiculous.
Ridiculous. CharlotteP
  • Score: -10

1:52pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Sir Prised says...

“If the teachers can strike then why can’t we?” - Says it all really. Example is one of the most powerful teaching tools and it's a pity that a lot of parents these days, don't understand that as well !
“If the teachers can strike then why can’t we?” - Says it all really. Example is one of the most powerful teaching tools and it's a pity that a lot of parents these days, don't understand that as well ! Sir Prised
  • Score: 5

1:52pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Jake55 says...

Well done kids! As it is children are forcibly confined for far too long each day in an education system that delivers surprisingly little for the amount of time they spend in it. Sure it may prepare them for the endless mindless tedium of office life but perhaps they shouldn't put up with that anyway. Children need time to play together, spend time with family and discover the world free of an education system that spends too much time on pointless exams and leaves them too little room to develop themselves.
Well done kids! As it is children are forcibly confined for far too long each day in an education system that delivers surprisingly little for the amount of time they spend in it. Sure it may prepare them for the endless mindless tedium of office life but perhaps they shouldn't put up with that anyway. Children need time to play together, spend time with family and discover the world free of an education system that spends too much time on pointless exams and leaves them too little room to develop themselves. Jake55
  • Score: 24

1:54pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Jake55 says...

Also good on the teachers for setting a good example. Mindless obedience to arbitrary authority is a BAD example but apparently a lot of people here think tha'ts a good thing to teach young people. Shame on you.
Also good on the teachers for setting a good example. Mindless obedience to arbitrary authority is a BAD example but apparently a lot of people here think tha'ts a good thing to teach young people. Shame on you. Jake55
  • Score: 11

2:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

omniasuntcommunia says...

Scorpio50 wrote:
Wait until they have to work! God such cushy hours and long holidays to boot. Wait until they have to start work at 7 O'clock, or earlier in some jobs, and finish at 5.30pm, later in some jobs, with 22 days holiday thrown in.
I would consider it a luxury to be able to get up at 7 am! Me I'm up at 5.30 and to have 6 weeks off in Summer, 3 weeks off at Easter etc etc
They're children though, I don't expect them to have a working day that in anyway matches the hours of an adult. They're still growing physically, emotionally and mentally, have increasing pressure from exams and extra hours are going to be a lot to deal with on top of that. I already see kids in primary school that are knackered by school hours, that doesn't seem a good way for them to learn or develop generally. School is meant to be about education, development and learning to socialise, not just disciplining for the world of work.
[quote][p][bold]Scorpio50[/bold] wrote: Wait until they have to work! God such cushy hours and long holidays to boot. Wait until they have to start work at 7 O'clock, or earlier in some jobs, and finish at 5.30pm, later in some jobs, with 22 days holiday thrown in. I would consider it a luxury to be able to get up at 7 am! Me I'm up at 5.30 and to have 6 weeks off in Summer, 3 weeks off at Easter etc etc[/p][/quote]They're children though, I don't expect them to have a working day that in anyway matches the hours of an adult. They're still growing physically, emotionally and mentally, have increasing pressure from exams and extra hours are going to be a lot to deal with on top of that. I already see kids in primary school that are knackered by school hours, that doesn't seem a good way for them to learn or develop generally. School is meant to be about education, development and learning to socialise, not just disciplining for the world of work. omniasuntcommunia
  • Score: 22

2:22pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Andy R says...

Excellent! It's never too soon to learn that the only rights ordinary people got were the ones they were prepared to collectively organise and fight for.
Excellent! It's never too soon to learn that the only rights ordinary people got were the ones they were prepared to collectively organise and fight for. Andy R
  • Score: 11

3:21pm Wed 26 Mar 14

gheese77 says...

Gribbet wrote:
Good for them taking real action instead of resorting to the usual pointless online petitons and slacktivism that everyone seems to do these days to delude themselves into feeling like they're putting up a fight.

To all the adults making direct comparisons between their work schedules and childrens work schedules, it isn't really a fair comparison is it? I'm assuming you also went to school in the past and enjoyed your long summer holidays cushy school hours.
Does pointless online petitions and slacktivism include posting comments on the argus website ?
[quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: Good for them taking real action instead of resorting to the usual pointless online petitons and slacktivism that everyone seems to do these days to delude themselves into feeling like they're putting up a fight. To all the adults making direct comparisons between their work schedules and childrens work schedules, it isn't really a fair comparison is it? I'm assuming you also went to school in the past and enjoyed your long summer holidays cushy school hours.[/p][/quote]Does pointless online petitions and slacktivism include posting comments on the argus website ? gheese77
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Wed 26 Mar 14

'acough says...

Absolutely telling to read the majority of these posts are from successfully indoctrinated brain-washed conformists aghast at anyone ( especially the young people planning to vote with their feet) dares to balk against the incessant 'gove'rnment overreach in our daily lives. Thank god there are still some with the backbone to fight back.
Absolutely telling to read the majority of these posts are from successfully indoctrinated brain-washed conformists aghast at anyone ( especially the young people planning to vote with their feet) dares to balk against the incessant 'gove'rnment overreach in our daily lives. Thank god there are still some with the backbone to fight back. 'acough
  • Score: 3

4:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

'acough says...

Tippy Toes wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.
While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.
[quote][p][bold]Tippy Toes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.[/p][/quote]While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life. 'acough
  • Score: 0

4:41pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Fight_Back says...

'acough wrote:
Tippy Toes wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.
While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.
And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?
[quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tippy Toes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.[/p][/quote]While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.[/p][/quote]And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ? Fight_Back
  • Score: 2

4:44pm Wed 26 Mar 14

mimseycal says...

Jake55 wrote:
Also good on the teachers for setting a good example. Mindless obedience to arbitrary authority is a BAD example but apparently a lot of people here think tha'ts a good thing to teach young people. Shame on you.
The real threat to Democracy is civil obedience!

Good to see youngsters with the seed of active involvement in the democratic process already taking root!
[quote][p][bold]Jake55[/bold] wrote: Also good on the teachers for setting a good example. Mindless obedience to arbitrary authority is a BAD example but apparently a lot of people here think tha'ts a good thing to teach young people. Shame on you.[/p][/quote]The real threat to Democracy is civil obedience! Good to see youngsters with the seed of active involvement in the democratic process already taking root! mimseycal
  • Score: 8

5:11pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Psssst says...

rogerthefish wrote:
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
Does your neighbour know that you keep such a close eye on his/her son? I'd call the police on you if you were doing that to my child. Why don't you get a job?
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month.[/p][/quote]Does your neighbour know that you keep such a close eye on his/her son? I'd call the police on you if you were doing that to my child. Why don't you get a job? Psssst
  • Score: 10

5:19pm Wed 26 Mar 14

'acough says...

Fight_Back wrote:
'acough wrote:
Tippy Toes wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.
While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.
And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?
Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with?

You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour.

Probably one of your aliases.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tippy Toes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.[/p][/quote]While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.[/p][/quote]And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?[/p][/quote]Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with? You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour. Probably one of your aliases. 'acough
  • Score: 3

5:52pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Pebbles907 says...

None of this will matter when we're all being called up for conscription...rathe
r than worry about what the kids are up to, check out what our governments are up to, Obama is a crazy man!.

The pot is boiling and the lids about to fall off!
None of this will matter when we're all being called up for conscription...rathe r than worry about what the kids are up to, check out what our governments are up to, Obama is a crazy man!. The pot is boiling and the lids about to fall off! Pebbles907
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Fight_Back says...

'acough wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
'acough wrote:
Tippy Toes wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.
While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.
And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?
Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with?

You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour.

Probably one of your aliases.
Well argued, well debated. So not only do you post incomprehensible posts you also get all precious because people don't understand your drivel. Clearly a 2 GCSE student !
[quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tippy Toes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.[/p][/quote]While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.[/p][/quote]And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?[/p][/quote]Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with? You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour. Probably one of your aliases.[/p][/quote]Well argued, well debated. So not only do you post incomprehensible posts you also get all precious because people don't understand your drivel. Clearly a 2 GCSE student ! Fight_Back
  • Score: 1

7:26pm Wed 26 Mar 14

'acough says...

Fight_Back wrote:
'acough wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
'acough wrote:
Tippy Toes wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.
While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.
And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?
Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with?

You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour.

Probably one of your aliases.
Well argued, well debated. So not only do you post incomprehensible posts you also get all precious because people don't understand your drivel. Clearly a 2 GCSE student !
Do you know what happens to PDF Files?


They get opened up.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tippy Toes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.[/p][/quote]While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.[/p][/quote]And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?[/p][/quote]Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with? You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour. Probably one of your aliases.[/p][/quote]Well argued, well debated. So not only do you post incomprehensible posts you also get all precious because people don't understand your drivel. Clearly a 2 GCSE student ![/p][/quote]Do you know what happens to PDF Files? They get opened up. 'acough
  • Score: 0

8:34pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Vigilia says...

I wonder if Caroline Lucas will join them to show solidarity, or will she still be in court?
I wonder if Caroline Lucas will join them to show solidarity, or will she still be in court? Vigilia
  • Score: 3

8:34pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Fight_Back says...

'acough wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
'acough wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
'acough wrote:
Tippy Toes wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.
While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.
And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?
Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with?

You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour.

Probably one of your aliases.
Well argued, well debated. So not only do you post incomprehensible posts you also get all precious because people don't understand your drivel. Clearly a 2 GCSE student !
Do you know what happens to PDF Files?


They get opened up.
So still posting drivel I see.
[quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tippy Toes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.[/p][/quote]While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.[/p][/quote]And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?[/p][/quote]Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with? You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour. Probably one of your aliases.[/p][/quote]Well argued, well debated. So not only do you post incomprehensible posts you also get all precious because people don't understand your drivel. Clearly a 2 GCSE student ![/p][/quote]Do you know what happens to PDF Files? They get opened up.[/p][/quote]So still posting drivel I see. Fight_Back
  • Score: 0

8:40pm Wed 26 Mar 14

TROY44 says...

A Copycat strike. Love it.
Sack all the teachers that went on strike today.
Give the jobs to those that want to work.
A Copycat strike. Love it. Sack all the teachers that went on strike today. Give the jobs to those that want to work. TROY44
  • Score: 0

12:06am Thu 27 Mar 14

Gribbet says...

gheese77 wrote:
Gribbet wrote:
Good for them taking real action instead of resorting to the usual pointless online petitons and slacktivism that everyone seems to do these days to delude themselves into feeling like they're putting up a fight.

To all the adults making direct comparisons between their work schedules and childrens work schedules, it isn't really a fair comparison is it? I'm assuming you also went to school in the past and enjoyed your long summer holidays cushy school hours.
Does pointless online petitions and slacktivism include posting comments on the argus website ?
If you're writing comments on the argus website expecting to achieve an important aim, then yes, it does.
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: Good for them taking real action instead of resorting to the usual pointless online petitons and slacktivism that everyone seems to do these days to delude themselves into feeling like they're putting up a fight. To all the adults making direct comparisons between their work schedules and childrens work schedules, it isn't really a fair comparison is it? I'm assuming you also went to school in the past and enjoyed your long summer holidays cushy school hours.[/p][/quote]Does pointless online petitions and slacktivism include posting comments on the argus website ?[/p][/quote]If you're writing comments on the argus website expecting to achieve an important aim, then yes, it does. Gribbet
  • Score: 0

9:39am Thu 27 Mar 14

blatchstudent19 says...

Students just want to be taken seriously. We have no say in anything and i hope we will after this, we're not stupid we know whats going on and all of the current affairs. We dont want to be treatred like an inconvenience to the government. They drag us around and do whats best for them. Do they think about us? No. This strike is to prove a point and that were not completely clueless. We know what life and work is like after school. We're not expecting it to be easy. Also we're not just protesting for a day off shool, we're protestiong to be heard and for our eductaion and childrens education in the future. This may not do much but we just want to be heard and considered.
Students just want to be taken seriously. We have no say in anything and i hope we will after this, we're not stupid we know whats going on and all of the current affairs. We dont want to be treatred like an inconvenience to the government. They drag us around and do whats best for them. Do they think about us? No. This strike is to prove a point and that were not completely clueless. We know what life and work is like after school. We're not expecting it to be easy. Also we're not just protesting for a day off shool, we're protestiong to be heard and for our eductaion and childrens education in the future. This may not do much but we just want to be heard and considered. blatchstudent19
  • Score: 15

11:18am Thu 27 Mar 14

Tippy Toes says...

'acough wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
'acough wrote:
Tippy Toes wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs.

Strike so give them detention for a month.
I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.
While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.
And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?
Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with?

You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour.

Probably one of your aliases.
I think the problem is you replied to the wrong post!!!!
[quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'acough[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tippy Toes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: My God what's it coming to ? my feckless neighbors son is at Varndean and some days goes in at 10 and other days at 2 but never more than 4 hours a day, coupled with 3 weeks off for Easter,Christmas and 7 weeks off for Summer and they wonder why we are breeding such a lazy generation of youths and yet complain when immigrants take all the jobs. Strike so give them detention for a month.[/p][/quote]I'm guessing that your neighbours son is an older child at Vardean. The normal school day (At Blatch anyway) is 8:20 to 3pm. And they get 2 weeks off at Easter/Christmas and 6 weeks off in the summer.[/p][/quote]While you're parked up craning at your net curtains tut tut tutting through your tannin encrusted dentures with eff all else to do. Get a life.[/p][/quote]And clearly you skipped your English lessons. What on earth are you going on about ?[/p][/quote]Skipped my English lessons? Which part are you struggling with? You sound like a fine partner for rogerthefish who thinks spying on children as they go to college is acceptable behaviour. Probably one of your aliases.[/p][/quote]I think the problem is you replied to the wrong post!!!! Tippy Toes
  • Score: 0

4:23pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Fairfax Aches says...

LoL students on strike that's a cracker...We use to do it too but it was called truancy, pulling a sickie or skiveing!

The best course of action in any case would be to retrieve some rather large water hoses, direct them at students and teachers alike, and turn them ON!
LoL students on strike that's a cracker...We use to do it too but it was called truancy, pulling a sickie or skiveing! The best course of action in any case would be to retrieve some rather large water hoses, direct them at students and teachers alike, and turn them ON! Fairfax Aches
  • Score: -2

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