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Getting To The School Prom

Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:32 pm

won't be by helicopter (!) for this 11 (!!) year old.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/10329253.stm

A parent has been banned from sending an 11-year-old child to their end-of-year primary school prom in a helicopter.

East Renfrewshire Council confirmed it had received an inquiry about landing a helicopter in the grounds of Mearns Primary in Newton Mearns.


Hmmmm

It is understood the parent wanted their child to make a big entrance at the end-of-term party.
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RE: Getting To The School Prom

Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:59 pm

Primary school... It's getting ridiculous now!!!

When I finished primary school, we had a party in the school hall with cans of fizzy drink and little bags of sweets and crisps with a bit of music from a cd player...

This is just beyond a joke...
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RE: Getting To The School Prom

Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:49 am

Our primary school party also involved crisps and party rings and those cool party games. The secondary school prom was a bit bigger, I got a lift from my dad in his car but we wouldn't have been able to go by helicopter because of a small organisation based in Cheltenham who don't like people spying down on them.
 
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RE: Getting To The School Prom

Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:38 am

Quoting MasterBean (Reply 2):
we wouldn't have been able to go by helicopter because of a small organisation based in Cheltenham who don't like people spying down on them.

Ah yes, the swingers association. Very reclusive.

I don't understand this glorification of Proms either. It's a party, that's all it is, so just call it that - half the boys at Primary School leaving age still think girls smell, and no doubt visa versa. I did like people landing aircraft on the football pitches at Secondary School though - normally about once a month somebodies brother who was in the forces would pop a Chinook down on the pitch for a bit of 'careers awareness'. If the headmaster hadn't been notified in advance he'd come out with a megaphone and shout at them.


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RE: Getting To The School Prom

Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:48 am

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 1):
Our primary school party also involved crisps and party rings and those cool party games
Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 1):
When I finished primary school, we had a party in the school hall with cans of fizzy drink and little bags of sweets and crisps with a bit of music from a cd player...


You guys did more than we did. We just left....

Quoting oly720man (Thread starter):
end-of-year primary school prom


What...... Prom is for grade 11 and 12 high school students. It is a nice formal event. Most of the kids really enjoy it. I enjoy attending the prom myself, it is nice to see my shop students cleaned up and wearing formal attire.

Nowadays we seem to have graduations from everything. They have preschool, elementary (primary) and middle school graduation. That is just stupid. None of those are a real accomplishment and it isn't like it is the end of the road either. High School graduation is a big deal because it is a completion of school that you actually have to go to. Any education beyond high school is up to you.
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RE: Getting To The School Prom

Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:36 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 4):
Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 1):
Our primary school party also involved crisps and party rings and those cool party games
Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 1):
When I finished primary school, we had a party in the school hall with cans of fizzy drink and little bags of sweets and crisps with a bit of music from a cd player...


You guys did more than we did. We just left....

As did we, although I wouldn't be surprised if the teachers threw a party once we were gone.  
Quoting falstaff (Reply 4):
What...... Prom is for grade 11 and 12 high school students. It is a nice formal event. Most of the kids really enjoy it. I enjoy attending the prom myself, it is nice to see my shop students cleaned up and wearing formal attire.

Interesting. When I was in high school (graduated 1984) only the high school "elite" (football players, cheerleaders, etc) and the high school "elite" wanna-be's/hangers-on (prom committee, annual committee, boosters, etc) went to the prom; for the rest of us it was most definitely not a cool thing to do or to even aspire to do.
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RE: Getting To The School Prom

Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:54 pm

Quoting TSS (Reply 5):
I wouldn't be surprised if the teachers threw a party once we were gone

They did. We go out drinking after school gets out every year.

Quoting TSS (Reply 5):
Interesting. When I was in high school (graduated 1984) only the high school "elite" (football players, cheerleaders, etc) and the high school "elite" wanna-be's/hangers-on (prom committee, annual committee, boosters, etc) went to the prom; for the rest of us it was most definitely not a cool thing to do or to even aspire to do.

It was like that where I went to high school too. However the school where I teach just about everyone goes to prom who is a junior or senior. Even the nerds get all dolled up and go with other nerds. This photo was taken at our prom this year. Notice the kid in the middle of the picture who is reading a book. He did that most of prom while his date had a fun time dancing with other people. Everyone was talking about it, even the usual book worms and nerds, who were really giving him a hard time. The "cool" kids didn't care so much because they don't talk to that kid anyway, but the nerds were upset that he was giving the nerds a bad name. Many of our nerds are in the nerd click and proud to be nerds. I was kind of a nerd in high school, but I was a nerd about cool subjects so I was ok to hang with the cool kids.

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