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Old Mar 25th 2013, 11:24 am
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Running was for the skinny kids that were crap at rugby.
sooo true (that was my excuse!)
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Old Mar 25th 2013, 11:28 am
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sooo true (that was my excuse!)
It was a bizarre split at my school (all boy grammar);

Mathgeeks.
Rugbygeeks.

You fell into one or the other.
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It was a bizarre split at my school (all boy grammar);

Mathgeeks.
Rugbygeeks.

You fell into one or the other.
I went to a brilliant all boys school.

It was approved.
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Old Mar 25th 2013, 11:31 am
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I went to a brilliant all boys school.

It was approved.


Touching each other was approved?
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Touching each other was approved?
Guessing you're too young to know what an"Approved School" was in the 70s...
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Mathgeeks.
Rugbygeeks.

You fell into one or the other.
I think probably 10% of my class were/are currently at her majestys pleasure for white collar fraud - ranging from fraud to laundering - from what i understand, and messages on FaceAche, the other 30% were their lawyers/barristers!
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Touching each other was approved?
Methinks he is joking that he went to an approved school. Don't they have those any more or were they before your time, Scampy?
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Methinks he is joking that he went to an approved school. Don't they have those any more or were they before your time, Scampy?
Also before my time mental one. What made it 'Approved'?
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Old Mar 25th 2013, 11:46 am
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Guessing you're too young to know what an"Approved School" was in the 70s...
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Methinks he is joking that he went to an approved school. Don't they have those any more or were they before your time, Scampy?
Come on guys, I was born in 1988. I started big school in 1999.

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I think probably 10% of my class were/are currently at her majestys pleasure for white collar fraud - ranging from fraud to laundering - from what i understand, and messages on FaceAche, the other 30% were their lawyers/barristers!
Crikey, lists of doctors, lawyers, solicitors and all that in training out of my place. Most of them were still alright though, not just geeks. I do sometimes wish I had put more thought into an actual career, but such is life. I like what I do and it beats sucking cock in the chambers to get beyond being a book carrier.
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An approved school was like an open borstal.
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An "Approved School" was basically a borstal. However some unlucky kids were sent there, not because they did anything wrong, but because their parents didn't want them.

I was in the latter group.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Approved_School

"Offenders sent to approved schools, as well as receiving academic tuition, were assigned to work groups for such activities as building and bricklaying, metalwork, carpentry and gardening.[4] Many approved schools were known for strict discipline, with corporal punishment used where necessary, generally a rather more severe version of the caning or strapping that was common in ordinary secondary schools.[5] In particular, boys who absconded were usually given a maximum caning immediately on being returned to the school, and a 1971 statistical study found that this could be an effective deterrent."

Who'd have thunk it.
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An approved school was like an open borstal.
Thanks!

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An "Approved School" was basically a borstal. However some unlucky kids were sent there, not because they did anything wrong, but because their parents didn't want them.

I was in the latter group.
Crikey. That's not nice...
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Looking at my old classmates (also an boys' school)

The average 'mathgeeks' is doing better in life than the average 'rugbygeeks'.

But both the most successful and least successful were 'rugbygeeks'.
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a 1971 statistical study found that this could be an effective deterrent."

Who'd have thunk it.
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