School. Oh school. Oh what fun it is….

Couple of burning questions from today’s school at home project.

1) Of all the subjects Hawklad has to take this year, two stand out as the strictest. The subjects in question are Art and Religious Education. Today’s message from the RE Teacher. You have to do your RE homework. If it’s not completed by the start of the next lesson, in full and to a high enough standard, then you will receive the appropriate penalty.

I’m sorry that approach won’t work with Hawklad. Stress him out and you have lost his focus. He ain’t going to learn like that.

2) Unusually school has sent work today for Hawklad. But here’s the thing. Hawklad is struggling with severe anxieties relating to health fears. So what was the work they sent….. Research heart disease. Watch a video about someone having a heart attack. Read about other common causes of death…..

Deep sigh. Let’s hope the next day goes better…

53 thoughts on “Really

  1. Oh no – that sounds terrible. On both counts! I am sorry Hawklad has to deal with both of these issues. I think you agree with me on this one – sometimes grades don’t matter!

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  2. The states certainly have problems,but they do not seem to infringe on education as much as it seems to in the UK. It sounds very traumatizing and I am 48. What is it doing to your son’s mental health? It is horrific and I truly feel for him,and for you. Hoping a new day brings a new,less traumatizing lesson.💜

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  3. “Appropriate penalty” in RE… is the teacher going to send him to Hell?🤦🏼‍♀️🙄

    Oh sure… heart attacks. Why not add strokes, embolism, and cancer in too… ya know, just for fun🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

    I hereby grant Hawklad five “Get Out Of Homework Free” cards. The only catch is, he has to be nice to his poor, tired Dad.😉

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  4. Just ridiculous. No care and as someone who has personally revolted on RE when I was at school, I would have revolted to that response Hawlad received and told them bollocks. Not doing it. Send me to hell then, cos I already feel like I am in hell, so can’t get any worse.

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  5. Ugh. I’m so sorry. Regarding Hawklad’s heart disease assignment, I’d be tempted to blow off the school’s agenda and only show him information you think he could take in, be it in cartoon or illustrated form, or a story of someone living with heart disease who learns how to take care of themself. You know your son. My best friend’s daughter who is the same age as my son is dealing with similar stuff.

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  6. Sorry – I understand why schools have a curriculum its ‘important’ to learn different things. But why cant they have a few different questions? Not everyone learns the same way, communicates the same, has the same needs or understanding. Or difficulites.
    I work in CAMHS and see children each day who have been shoe horned into main stream education and suffer irreparable damage! My son and husband are dyslexic. They were never going to to understand Shakespeare and Chaucer!!!!! They learn in a different way and see things in a different perspective. My grandson is on the waiting list for a neurodevelopmental assessment. He is a wild child who would live in the forest given the chance. He learns and reacts to different stimuli- and all through this as a family we adapt and change.
    Education – just doesn’t get it!!!!!

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  7. Wow, pretty motivational words from that teacher that make you start joyfully right away…
    Oh, and that research task might not be done… I see how difficult it is for the teachers but I hope they understand that Hawklad will not fulfill it.

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  8. As a child I remember the surest way to get me to do something was to tell me I shouldn’t and vice versa. I rebelled against religion classes, mostly because I wasn’t impressed by the examples set by the nuns who were hypocrites. That school system is screwy.

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  9. Jeez that sounds like a truly terrible load of homework. With my anxiety I wouldn’t be able to research the subject no less watch the video. What even is the point of an assignment like that for kids? I hope he can opt out. Good luck to you both 🙂

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  10. Here’s a little story, a true story none the less that might give you a smile: My son had been ill and on his return to school, one of the teachers did the “Where’s your homework!” thing. 🤨 My son attempted to say he had been ill several times, and to explain politely that he had not been there for the homework being given moment. The teacher ignored him and did the angry “In this school, in that uniform, you will do the homework!” thing. To which my son took all his clothes off [ALL] and placed them neatly on the teachers desk and quietly walked out.
    You have to admit he is my son, I taught him well to take in the situation politely and act appropriately. 😂 🤣 🤩 🥳

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      1. Some rebellions are quiet and stealth like, others are loud and obvious. The current rebellion is planting, planting, planting. 🌱
        For there really seems to be no future for humanity without photosynthesis.

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      2. You know I [Like] all your comments, but this one I actually clicked [Like] and really, really do. Love guerilla gardening, love it and love knowing you’ve done a bit too.


  11. I always say it’s a true blessing when you get a teacher that understands how to support kids like ours. And on the flip side, what a nightmare when you get the total opposite. Sorry for the idiotic things you two had to deal with this week!

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