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12 year old throws rave in school toilet

Without toilets in the plural, I had a very strange image in my head.

Throw Your Hands In The Air!

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A friend rang me today and was telling me about her 4 yr old grandson.
She said that he's a deep thinker and came out with this the other day.
He said that he'd been talking to his Grandma Claudine and she told him that she's now in the universe and that everything would be ok.
She had died when he was 4 months old and they didn't know he even knew her name.
 

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Another friend has had her granddaughter staying for a few days.
She rang today to say that her granddaughter told her she used to see someone she thought was a ghost.
My friend asked her about it and she said that it was a woman with a baby and her name was Lily but she didn't know who it was.
My friend told her she knew exactly who it was, it was her own grandmother who had lost a baby boy after she had her own Mother.
so that would have been her great great grandmother.
 

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A six-year-old Arizona boy decided to steal his parent's truck keys and go for a joy ride.
Police: 6-year-old child took truck keys overnight, crashed into Glendale home

Glendale police say one person was injured when a 6-year-old child took his parents' keys and drove a vehicle into a nearby home early Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to the area of 83rd and Northern avenues for a car crash in a neighborhood. A truck had struck the corner of a home with aerial scene video showing serious damage. ...

Police say the driver of the vehicle, a 6-year-old boy, woke up in the middle of the night and grabbed his parents' keys to their truck.

"The child got into the parents' vehicle and started it, reversed it, and drove down the street into a house" ...

No serious injuries were reported, but one person in the home suffered minor injuries. ...

Police said the boy's father was up in the morning and heard the rev of the engine. When the truck barreled down into the neighbor's home, the father thought someone had stolen the vehicle and was shocked to find his son had taken the keys and then taken off with the truck. ...

A man who lives at the home where the truck crashed told ABC15 after the crash he went out and opened the truck door and found the boy behind the wheel. That man told ABC15 the boy said to him, "I'm six-years-old and I'm stuck." ...

SOURCE: https://www.abc15.com/news/region-w...d-got-keys-overnight-drove-into-glendale-home
 

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Little granddaughter has two iPads - one from school, to help with present distance learning and one recently bought as a Christmas present.

Dilemma... a 'Microsoft Teams' virtual classroom.

Should I 'pay attention in class'...

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Or is 'Roblox' more engaging...

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Three year old grandson loves red at the moment.
He insisted that his mother buy him a red heart shaped cushion which he was carrying around when he woke up when visiting on Sunday.
He also spotted the red spiderman teddy I knitted for him. Sadly when he pulled off the mask he said " That's not spiderman" and refused to have anything to do with it.
 

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I have to confess to finding the girl's poetical introduction a little underwhelming, but otherwise I enjoyed watching this short piece. My brother and I were fortunate enough to grow up with the countryside on out doorstep (though not actually in it), but I still see parallels with these images of urban youth from half a generation before mine. I suppose, ultimately, the link is that a) it's outside, and b) that we made our own games, often from things we'd turned up around the place. A lot of children today spend a significant majority of their time inside.

 

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Three year old grandson loves to draw and recently drew a cartoon character in the bath that you could recognise.
He also loves his Mario Tshirt and hates his mother washing it so she was amused he other day when he was outside in the backyard patio that he had taken off all his clothes so they didn't get dirty while he painted.
Luckily his aunt has now bought another tshirt online.
 

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A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for a carjacking spree in Washington DC.
12-year-old arrested for four carjacking incidents in Washington, DC

A 12-year-old boy was arrested Thursday evening after a series of attempted armed carjackings and one successful one in Washington, DC.

All four incidents happened in the span of one hour, according to a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) news release.

The boy was arrested by the MPD on the same day and charged with four counts of armed carjacking, the news release said. Police are still searching for a second suspect who was seen on a surveillance camera. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/06/us/12-year-old-four-carjacking-arrest/index.html
 

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12-year-old arrested...and charged with four counts of armed carjacking...”

l do hope that the nasty police didn’t use a Taser or handcuffs on the wee mite.

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Little granddaughter has two iPads - one from school, to help with present distance learning and one recently bought as a Christmas present.

Dilemma... a 'Microsoft Teams' virtual classroom.

Should I 'pay attention in class'...

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Or is 'Roblox' more engaging...

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These pictures remind me of the tale my younger son likes to tell, of when he got caught reading under the desk in an English lesson; his teacher obviously thought he was on his phone at first, but still bawled him out for not paying attention properly. :-D
 

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Four teenage girls alleviated their boredom by setting a vacant house on fire. These kid geniuses then shared video and pics of what they'd done on social media. :doh: :roll:
Teenage girls set Pennsylvania house fire because they were ‘bored’: police chief

The girls, a 12-year-old from Richland School District, two 14-year-olds from the Greater Johnstown School District and a 14-year-old from Ferndale Area School District, face multiple charges in juvenile court of felony arson, causing catastrophe, trespassing and endangering another person ...

On April 3, the girls allegedly used bug spray and Lysol to spark a blaze at an unoccupied house in Ferndale Borough.

“They placed a shoebox on the couch and threw lit pieces of paper into the box that had been sprayed with accelerant,” Chief John Blake said ...

The girls reportedly told police that they “were bored.”

One of the girls shared video of them starting the fire on Snapchat, and other photos of them at the scene watching their alleged handiwork also appeared on social media. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crim...ause-they-were-bored-police-chief/ar-BB1fzWn8
 

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Who knew that Lysol was flammable?

(Well, yeah, they did, but . . .)
Not clear if the house was lived in or abandoned. Just because there's a couch inside, doesn't mean it's not abandoned. :(
 

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This news item describes school efforts to counteract kids' ignorance about basic elements of the natural / rural world.
'Miss, what's a duck?' Schools tackle nature-deprived kids

When school teacher Kim Leathley took her class on a trip to the local aquarium, she was asked an unusual question.

"Miss? What's that?" said a nine-year-old boy, pointing towards the waves, as they walked along Blackpool promenade.

It turned out he'd never seen the sea before.

A surprise, given the school is in the middle of Blackpool and only a few streets from the seafront.
Other teachers have had similar experiences over the years on school trips outside the city, she explains. A 10-year-old once asked what a duck was, while a pupil - spotting cows in the field - said: "Look at those horses."

"As a school, we're in a very built-up area in Blackpool," Kim explains. "We've had some very extreme examples of our children with nature." ...
FULL STORY: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57174581
 

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Wow, I thought I was neglected as a child. When I started kindergarten, I didn't know my abc's very well and I didn't know how to cross the street with the lights. But I knew the difference between a horse and a cow. I didn't see an ocean until I was 27 years old, but I always knew what it was.

I remember taking care of a 5 year old boy for awhile until his mom could get a sitter. He said he wanted to meet Shaggy from Scooby Doo cartoons. I told him he couldn't meet Shaggy because he is just a cartoon. I could tell by his face that he was confused so I continued by saying, "He's not real. Have you ever seen a cartoon walking down the street?" he said, "No." I said, "And you never will."

Later that day, I over heard him repeating verbatim to one of his friends what I said. I don't think I sounded as sarcastic as he did. lol
 

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I remember taking care of a 5 year old boy for awhile until his mom could get a sitter. He said he wanted to meet Shaggy from Scooby Doo cartoons. I told him he couldn't meet Shaggy because he is just a cartoon. I could tell by his face that he was confused so I continued by saying, "He's not real. Have you ever seen a cartoon walking down the street?" he said, "No." I said, "And you never will."

Geez, break it to us gently!

When I was very little, I had a toy farm, but I guess that's not the sort of thing kids have nowadays? Might help having one in inner city schools to identify animals?
 

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I was told in one place that there were local people who had never seen the sea.

This was Plymouth.

I remember being really disappointed because people had always told me that the smell of the fresh salt air when you were visiting the ocean was amazing.

It stinks. It smells like fish. As a matter of fact, if someone served me a plate of fish and it smelled like that I would refuse to eat it.
 

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I remember being really disappointed because people had always told me that the smell of the fresh salt air when you were visiting the ocean was amazing.

It stinks. It smells like fish. As a matter of fact, if someone served me a plate of fish and it smelled like that I would refuse to eat it.
I must say I have never smelled fish by the sea, even when visiting fishing ports abroad. But the smell that I did like, that I remember from my childhood, was that of the seaweed. But (I think from the incursion of Japanese seaweed, which has killed off most of the original British variety) that is rare these days.
 

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I remember taking care of a 5 year old boy for awhile until his mom could get a sitter. He said he wanted to meet Shaggy from Scooby Doo cartoons. I told him he couldn't meet Shaggy because he is just a cartoon. I could tell by his face that he was confused so I continued by saying, "He's not real. Have you ever seen a cartoon walking down the street?" he said, "No." I said, "And you never will."
Dreamkiller! :rollingw:
 

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This news item describes school efforts to counteract kids' ignorance about basic elements of the natural / rural world.

FULL STORY: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57174581

This has been a thing for a long time; I can't place the reference now (you never can when you need it, can you? It might have been mentioned by Ruth Goodman in the Wartime Farm TV show?), but I've definitely read/heard about child evacuees in WW2 arriving in the countryside and not knowing where milk or eggs came from etc.
 

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I was told in one place that there were local people who had never seen the sea.

I did a fair bit of work with young offenders in the community back in the day. They were from east coast towns on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.

I would say the vast majority of them had never been to the nearest city- Norwich, in their lives. The city is about 30 minutes drive away.
 

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The account of East end folk in the history of my village (Purtons Past...cant recall the author) is singular; they seem more like people from an uncontacted tribe than inhabitants from a big city.

Not knowing where milk came from would be quite minor compared.
 

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This has been a thing for a long time; I can't place the reference now (you never can when you need it, can you? It might have been mentioned by Ruth Goodman in the Wartime Farm TV show?), but I've definitely read/heard about child evacuees in WW2 arriving in the countryside and not knowing where milk or eggs came from etc.
It reminds me of the Kersey time slip, where one of the cadets was a London lad and assumed that the ancient village with no electricity, TV, etc., and rotting carcasses in the butcher's shop was just how country people lived.
 

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In the year 2000 my children's primary school got up a trip down to London to the Millenium Dome. It's two hours on the train, York to Kings Cross, but a largeish number of adults on that trip had never been to London, and some of them had never been south of Doncaster. My friend booked a holiday to Cornwall and I had to point to it on a map to show her where she was going...
 
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