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Kester last won the day on February 22 2014

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  1. Kester

    " Line of duty " TV

    The last couple of episodes have been absolute barnstormers.
  2. Kester

    Death of Prince Phillip announced

    My mum was heavily involved with the Girl's Brigade for years. She met the Duke when he was awarding Gold DofE badges and said he was a nice guy who chatted to the girls and was genuinely interested in what they'd done.
  3. Kester

    'the Donald' Trump

    As an aside. I am now grimly fascinated by the twitter feed of GuidoFawkes1976, Blu and Wolfie's reliable source for the server video they were joyfully sharing yesterday. His output for today has mainly consisted of claims that JFK isn't dead and posed as a military vet who met Trump. Not only that, Guido endorsed the view that Princess Di isn't dead either and is coming back soon. But remember, CNN/BBC/msm can't be trusted. They walk among us......
  4. Kester

    'the Donald' Trump

    How do you know that was in Mar A Lago.? GuidoFawkes1976? A flick down his twitter feed says it all. Relentless use of the words 'Patriot', 'Prayers' and he's telling his followers that big things are coming soon. He's a living cliche.
  5. Kester

    'the Donald' Trump

    They could be used for all sorts of things. The thing is, like most people, I can use critical thinking before deciding what to think. Whereas you wear your ignorance like a badge of honour.
  6. Kester

    'the Donald' Trump

    Somebody is not answering a question, par for the course. Here's a few for you - where was the video made? How do you know? What is it?
  7. Kester

    'the Donald' Trump

    And this is evidence of what exactly?
  8. Kester

    Howler from Top of the Pops

    I remember when Fish from marillion just wrote the lyrics on flip chart paper and stood turning the pages.
  9. Kester

    'the Donald' Trump

    Stop the Steal!
  10. Kester

    'the Donald' Trump

    I think he should just write 'it's I should learn to read the story or watch the clip before posting time'.
  11. Kester

    'the Donald' Trump

    Why exactly is that popcorn time?
  12. Kester

    BLM Uk protest marches

    Agree entirely. As you say, the question that needs to be asked is 'what is education for?' But it won't be.
  13. Kester

    BLM Uk protest marches

    There are many very good points in your post Vince. I would just point out that, in my experience, most teachers would react very positively to a curriculum that embraced wider skills - whatever that would look like. However, teacher's lack of knowledge (or not) of the wider world has very little indeed to do with what they teach. In this country we have an education system that is constructed to (pretty much) only teach knowledge that is (in theory) measurable. Successive governments over the last 30 years have been obsessed with it. Children's knowledge is formally measured at the ages of 10/11 and 15/16. But the crunch is that for many years OFSTED, which in theory operates independently of the government, has inspected schools and made judgements upon them based very much on the results children achieve in those formal tests. Poor test results are published in league tables, might result in an early OFSTED visit, or a poor OFSTED assessment and ultimately the Headteacher being moved on/losing their job. As you can imagine, that places an enormous focus on what a school actually does and has produced a culture in which the emphasis is very much on the teaching of 'traditional' subjects, tests and their results. Interestingly, in the last couple of years OFSTED, under whats-her-name Spelman, has shown more flexibility and placed more of a 'holistic' approach on judging a school's performance. In order to create the kind of education system you discussed though, there would need to be a fundamental shift in government thinking as ultimately they are the ones that decide the content of teaching.
  14. Kester

    Quick Update...

    There's nothing wrong with it. But then you must expect people to react or interact with it, otherwise why post it on a public forum? John's postings could be quite bizarre (Jack Keen from Erith!) and were often going to receive a negative reaction from some. Chunky reacts to all sorts of posts on here, regardless of the age of the poster. In fact, I can think of several other posters who were far more vociferous towards John's postings.
  15. Kester

    'the Donald' Trump

    Well, I'm always keen to learn. So why don't you explain to me what the article has to do with the 'big jigsaw'?

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