VIDEO & PICTURE SPECIAL: All Saints Prom 2014

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10:05am Sat 26 Apr 14

Tonyglyn says...

Why?
Why? Tonyglyn
  • Score: 10

10:10am Sat 26 Apr 14

7drawers says...

Because
Because 7drawers
  • Score: -3

10:53am Sat 26 Apr 14

Weymouth Ex-pat says...

Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.
Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money. Weymouth Ex-pat
  • Score: 14

11:12am Sat 26 Apr 14

EmilyG says...

Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.
I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.
[quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.[/p][/quote]I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money. EmilyG
  • Score: -4

11:19am Sat 26 Apr 14

weymouthresident says...

EmilyG wrote:
Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.
I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.
Well said Emily. Ex-Pat is clearly a sad person who has nothing nice to say about others enjoying themselves. Having seen some of the photos of last night's event it looks as though you all had a wonderful time. Good luck to everyone as they start the next chapter at 6th Form or college.
[quote][p][bold]EmilyG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.[/p][/quote]I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.[/p][/quote]Well said Emily. Ex-Pat is clearly a sad person who has nothing nice to say about others enjoying themselves. Having seen some of the photos of last night's event it looks as though you all had a wonderful time. Good luck to everyone as they start the next chapter at 6th Form or college. weymouthresident
  • Score: -4

11:56am Sat 26 Apr 14

Galliano 1 says...

I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers!
I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers! Galliano 1
  • Score: 0

12:41pm Sat 26 Apr 14

marabout says...

EmilyG wrote:
Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.
I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.
Well said Emily. Please tell me though, are you an English teacher?
[quote][p][bold]EmilyG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.[/p][/quote]I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.[/p][/quote]Well said Emily. Please tell me though, are you an English teacher? marabout
  • Score: -5

3:24pm Sat 26 Apr 14

7drawers says...

My son had his prom last night and my daughter 2years ago and as cancer may stop me seeing them getting married their proms have meant the world to me.
My son had his prom last night and my daughter 2years ago and as cancer may stop me seeing them getting married their proms have meant the world to me. 7drawers
  • Score: 13

6:57pm Sat 26 Apr 14

EmilyG says...

marabout wrote:
EmilyG wrote:
Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.
I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.
Well said Emily. Please tell me though, are you an English teacher?
Haha no, just passionate!
[quote][p][bold]marabout[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EmilyG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.[/p][/quote]I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.[/p][/quote]Well said Emily. Please tell me though, are you an English teacher?[/p][/quote]Haha no, just passionate! EmilyG
  • Score: 5

6:53pm Sun 27 Apr 14

ksmain says...

weymouthresident wrote:
EmilyG wrote:
Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.
I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.
Well said Emily. Ex-Pat is clearly a sad person who has nothing nice to say about others enjoying themselves. Having seen some of the photos of last night's event it looks as though you all had a wonderful time. Good luck to everyone as they start the next chapter at 6th Form or college.
Most of us have no issue with those enjoying themselves and in fact we all have had end-of-school discos we have attended.

The problem I suspect most of us have with this Americanised nonsense is that unfortunately some parents do not have the sense they were born with and turn it into an expensive nonsense. The trouble is that then other 16 year old kids then have the expectations to match and so it snowballs. And then those that want a cheaper experience will, I reckon, be the butt of humour/derision of those who have had a lot of money spent on them.

It is unnecessary overkill on a largesse basis to me, and teaches nothing to our kids of a proper priority in life.
[quote][p][bold]weymouthresident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EmilyG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.[/p][/quote]I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.[/p][/quote]Well said Emily. Ex-Pat is clearly a sad person who has nothing nice to say about others enjoying themselves. Having seen some of the photos of last night's event it looks as though you all had a wonderful time. Good luck to everyone as they start the next chapter at 6th Form or college.[/p][/quote]Most of us have no issue with those enjoying themselves and in fact we all have had end-of-school discos we have attended. The problem I suspect most of us have with this Americanised nonsense is that unfortunately some parents do not have the sense they were born with and turn it into an expensive nonsense. The trouble is that then other 16 year old kids then have the expectations to match and so it snowballs. And then those that want a cheaper experience will, I reckon, be the butt of humour/derision of those who have had a lot of money spent on them. It is unnecessary overkill on a largesse basis to me, and teaches nothing to our kids of a proper priority in life. ksmain
  • Score: 3

7:19pm Sun 27 Apr 14

ksmain says...

Galliano 1 wrote:
I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers!
Yes Emily - but this is, I think, as a parent you are wrong. For me, teachers should ALWAYS BE SEEN TO BE AT A LEVEL ABOVE THEIR PUPILS - otherwise how are they going to be able to command respect from them? How then are they going to teach, direct and discipline you? That is like saying that a manager at work should be 'one of the boys' with his staff - but a manager needs to be able to discipline his staff if they are not doing as directed. Otherwise it just doesn't work - bit like the teacher/pupil relationship.
[quote][p][bold]Galliano 1[/bold] wrote: I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers![/p][/quote]Yes Emily - but this is, I think, as a parent you are wrong. For me, teachers should ALWAYS BE SEEN TO BE AT A LEVEL ABOVE THEIR PUPILS - otherwise how are they going to be able to command respect from them? How then are they going to teach, direct and discipline you? That is like saying that a manager at work should be 'one of the boys' with his staff - but a manager needs to be able to discipline his staff if they are not doing as directed. Otherwise it just doesn't work - bit like the teacher/pupil relationship. ksmain
  • Score: -1

10:14am Mon 28 Apr 14

navelgazer says...

@Ksmain:
Submission to authority is not the same as respect. The latter has to be earned.

Looking back over many decades of my life, the only hierarchical superiors (and hierarchical inferiors) who have been positive motivators were those who earned and deserved my respect. They had the ability to lead and guide willing followers, without the need to enforce ‘discipline’.

It is quite likely that you have had a superior who was – in your opinion - a fool, less knowledgeable than yourself but for some reason promoted to a level above his / her level of competence. If so, how could you respect them?
Example: Our elected representatives may consider themselves to be our superiors. Indeed, once elected, many seem to have a tendency to inflate and confirm that superiority by considering themselves as a different caste; a member of the ‘political class’. For a variety of reasons you and I may feel obliged to conform to the laws that they vote through, but again for a variety of reasons, do you necessarily respect them all as individuals? (I can think of but a few).
@Ksmain: Submission to authority is not the same as respect. The latter has to be earned. Looking back over many decades of my life, the only hierarchical superiors (and hierarchical inferiors) who have been positive motivators were those who earned and deserved my respect. They had the ability to lead and guide willing followers, without the need to enforce ‘discipline’. It is quite likely that you have had a superior who was – in your opinion - a fool, less knowledgeable than yourself but for some reason promoted to a level above his / her level of competence. If so, how could you respect them? Example: Our elected representatives may consider themselves to be our superiors. Indeed, once elected, many seem to have a tendency to inflate and confirm that superiority by considering themselves as a different caste; a member of the ‘political class’. For a variety of reasons you and I may feel obliged to conform to the laws that they vote through, but again for a variety of reasons, do you necessarily respect them all as individuals? (I can think of but a few). navelgazer
  • Score: 8

2:19pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Galliano 1 says...

ksmain wrote:
Galliano 1 wrote:
I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers!
Yes Emily - but this is, I think, as a parent you are wrong. For me, teachers should ALWAYS BE SEEN TO BE AT A LEVEL ABOVE THEIR PUPILS - otherwise how are they going to be able to command respect from them? How then are they going to teach, direct and discipline you? That is like saying that a manager at work should be 'one of the boys' with his staff - but a manager needs to be able to discipline his staff if they are not doing as directed. Otherwise it just doesn't work - bit like the teacher/pupil relationship.
I really hope @Ksmain is not a teacher! All Saints School have supported their year 11's with the resect they deserve by enjoying an evening with them on exactly the same level and putting the classroom aside for 1 wonderful evening. I am extremely proud of my daughter, who has been inspired to become self motivated and has been fully supported for 5 years by excellent teaching at the school.
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Galliano 1[/bold] wrote: I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers![/p][/quote]Yes Emily - but this is, I think, as a parent you are wrong. For me, teachers should ALWAYS BE SEEN TO BE AT A LEVEL ABOVE THEIR PUPILS - otherwise how are they going to be able to command respect from them? How then are they going to teach, direct and discipline you? That is like saying that a manager at work should be 'one of the boys' with his staff - but a manager needs to be able to discipline his staff if they are not doing as directed. Otherwise it just doesn't work - bit like the teacher/pupil relationship.[/p][/quote]I really hope @Ksmain is not a teacher! All Saints School have supported their year 11's with the resect they deserve by enjoying an evening with them on exactly the same level and putting the classroom aside for 1 wonderful evening. I am extremely proud of my daughter, who has been inspired to become self motivated and has been fully supported for 5 years by excellent teaching at the school. Galliano 1
  • Score: 3

8:42pm Mon 28 Apr 14

ksmain says...

Galliano 1 wrote:
ksmain wrote:
Galliano 1 wrote:
I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers!
Yes Emily - but this is, I think, as a parent you are wrong. For me, teachers should ALWAYS BE SEEN TO BE AT A LEVEL ABOVE THEIR PUPILS - otherwise how are they going to be able to command respect from them? How then are they going to teach, direct and discipline you? That is like saying that a manager at work should be 'one of the boys' with his staff - but a manager needs to be able to discipline his staff if they are not doing as directed. Otherwise it just doesn't work - bit like the teacher/pupil relationship.
I really hope @Ksmain is not a teacher! All Saints School have supported their year 11's with the resect they deserve by enjoying an evening with them on exactly the same level and putting the classroom aside for 1 wonderful evening. I am extremely proud of my daughter, who has been inspired to become self motivated and has been fully supported for 5 years by excellent teaching at the school.
No I'm not. I too am extremely proud of my child who motivated herself to pass all 12 of her GCSEs (11 of them A - C Grades) one of them with the aid of a private tutor because the school was useless (and it was a rather important one). Sorry but I think the prom is an over-elaborate, over-expensive party for 16 year old children who will all be returning to a school/college of sorts for the next 2 years (most of them at the same place or similar schools) so really it isn't a leaving do. Can't we do a less expensive version that will be just as good? Or do we have to follow the US in everything we do?
[quote][p][bold]Galliano 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Galliano 1[/bold] wrote: I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers![/p][/quote]Yes Emily - but this is, I think, as a parent you are wrong. For me, teachers should ALWAYS BE SEEN TO BE AT A LEVEL ABOVE THEIR PUPILS - otherwise how are they going to be able to command respect from them? How then are they going to teach, direct and discipline you? That is like saying that a manager at work should be 'one of the boys' with his staff - but a manager needs to be able to discipline his staff if they are not doing as directed. Otherwise it just doesn't work - bit like the teacher/pupil relationship.[/p][/quote]I really hope @Ksmain is not a teacher! All Saints School have supported their year 11's with the resect they deserve by enjoying an evening with them on exactly the same level and putting the classroom aside for 1 wonderful evening. I am extremely proud of my daughter, who has been inspired to become self motivated and has been fully supported for 5 years by excellent teaching at the school.[/p][/quote]No I'm not. I too am extremely proud of my child who motivated herself to pass all 12 of her GCSEs (11 of them A - C Grades) one of them with the aid of a private tutor because the school was useless (and it was a rather important one). Sorry but I think the prom is an over-elaborate, over-expensive party for 16 year old children who will all be returning to a school/college of sorts for the next 2 years (most of them at the same place or similar schools) so really it isn't a leaving do. Can't we do a less expensive version that will be just as good? Or do we have to follow the US in everything we do? ksmain
  • Score: -3

9:32pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Galliano 1 says...

ksmain wrote:
weymouthresident wrote:
EmilyG wrote:
Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.
I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.
Well said Emily. Ex-Pat is clearly a sad person who has nothing nice to say about others enjoying themselves. Having seen some of the photos of last night's event it looks as though you all had a wonderful time. Good luck to everyone as they start the next chapter at 6th Form or college.
Most of us have no issue with those enjoying themselves and in fact we all have had end-of-school discos we have attended.

The problem I suspect most of us have with this Americanised nonsense is that unfortunately some parents do not have the sense they were born with and turn it into an expensive nonsense. The trouble is that then other 16 year old kids then have the expectations to match and so it snowballs. And then those that want a cheaper experience will, I reckon, be the butt of humour/derision of those who have had a lot of money spent on them.

It is unnecessary overkill on a largesse basis to me, and teaches nothing to our kids of a proper priority in life.
So what do you consider a proper priority in life then? What is wrong with big expectations? I have plenty of the sense that I was born with thank you! I even know what a Disco is!
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]weymouthresident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EmilyG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.[/p][/quote]I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.[/p][/quote]Well said Emily. Ex-Pat is clearly a sad person who has nothing nice to say about others enjoying themselves. Having seen some of the photos of last night's event it looks as though you all had a wonderful time. Good luck to everyone as they start the next chapter at 6th Form or college.[/p][/quote]Most of us have no issue with those enjoying themselves and in fact we all have had end-of-school discos we have attended. The problem I suspect most of us have with this Americanised nonsense is that unfortunately some parents do not have the sense they were born with and turn it into an expensive nonsense. The trouble is that then other 16 year old kids then have the expectations to match and so it snowballs. And then those that want a cheaper experience will, I reckon, be the butt of humour/derision of those who have had a lot of money spent on them. It is unnecessary overkill on a largesse basis to me, and teaches nothing to our kids of a proper priority in life.[/p][/quote]So what do you consider a proper priority in life then? What is wrong with big expectations? I have plenty of the sense that I was born with thank you! I even know what a Disco is! Galliano 1
  • Score: 0

1:25pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Goldman says...

I cant believe the negative comments over this. These kids have worked hard to succeed and deserve to let their hair down and just enjoy themselves. If it means adding a bit of glamour then so be it. My son had his prom a few years ago and yes he and some friends had the stretched limo. He worked hard and in my view he deserved it and as it was my money to spend. Enjoy your prom kids, you earned and don't let the sad little people who moan about everything on this site ruin it for you.
I cant believe the negative comments over this. These kids have worked hard to succeed and deserve to let their hair down and just enjoy themselves. If it means adding a bit of glamour then so be it. My son had his prom a few years ago and yes he and some friends had the stretched limo. He worked hard and in my view he deserved it and as it was my money to spend. Enjoy your prom kids, you earned and don't let the sad little people who moan about everything on this site ruin it for you. Goldman
  • Score: 5

3:03pm Mon 5 May 14

EmilyG says...

ksmain wrote:
Galliano 1 wrote:
I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers!
Yes Emily - but this is, I think, as a parent you are wrong. For me, teachers should ALWAYS BE SEEN TO BE AT A LEVEL ABOVE THEIR PUPILS - otherwise how are they going to be able to command respect from them? How then are they going to teach, direct and discipline you? That is like saying that a manager at work should be 'one of the boys' with his staff - but a manager needs to be able to discipline his staff if they are not doing as directed. Otherwise it just doesn't work - bit like the teacher/pupil relationship.
I don't quite understand your thinking here, I am a student not a parent. I would have just as much respect for a teacher if they peer or friend, if anything I would respect a member of staff far more if they are level headed or 'one of the boys' than if they're acting all high and mighty (like you, for example). I agree that teacher/pupil relationships can never work but a teacher/pupil friendship or even just mutual respect for each other as human beings is far better than a child feeling like they have to respect someone who does not return that. Many teachers could discipline far better if they simply got down from their high horse and treat their students like people. I don't know if it's just the generation gap but your views seem extremely outdated.
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Galliano 1[/bold] wrote: I agree with EmilyG and I would inform Weymouth Ex-pat that as a parent of one of these students it is not at a waste of money. It was my money after all, and I was delighted to be able to spend it on an occasion that celebrates my daughter's hard work and achievement through her school life. It is most certainly not nonsense. The young people who attended the ball last night are moving on into a new phase in their lives, and this occasion is the only time that they get to be together on the same level as each other and their teachers! There are no top sets, no winners and no losers![/p][/quote]Yes Emily - but this is, I think, as a parent you are wrong. For me, teachers should ALWAYS BE SEEN TO BE AT A LEVEL ABOVE THEIR PUPILS - otherwise how are they going to be able to command respect from them? How then are they going to teach, direct and discipline you? That is like saying that a manager at work should be 'one of the boys' with his staff - but a manager needs to be able to discipline his staff if they are not doing as directed. Otherwise it just doesn't work - bit like the teacher/pupil relationship.[/p][/quote]I don't quite understand your thinking here, I am a student not a parent. I would have just as much respect for a teacher if they peer or friend, if anything I would respect a member of staff far more if they are level headed or 'one of the boys' than if they're acting all high and mighty (like you, for example). I agree that teacher/pupil relationships can never work but a teacher/pupil friendship or even just mutual respect for each other as human beings is far better than a child feeling like they have to respect someone who does not return that. Many teachers could discipline far better if they simply got down from their high horse and treat their students like people. I don't know if it's just the generation gap but your views seem extremely outdated. EmilyG
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EmilyG says...

ksmain wrote:
weymouthresident wrote:
EmilyG wrote:
Weymouth Ex-pat wrote:
Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.
I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.
Well said Emily. Ex-Pat is clearly a sad person who has nothing nice to say about others enjoying themselves. Having seen some of the photos of last night's event it looks as though you all had a wonderful time. Good luck to everyone as they start the next chapter at 6th Form or college.
Most of us have no issue with those enjoying themselves and in fact we all have had end-of-school discos we have attended.

The problem I suspect most of us have with this Americanised nonsense is that unfortunately some parents do not have the sense they were born with and turn it into an expensive nonsense. The trouble is that then other 16 year old kids then have the expectations to match and so it snowballs. And then those that want a cheaper experience will, I reckon, be the butt of humour/derision of those who have had a lot of money spent on them.

It is unnecessary overkill on a largesse basis to me, and teaches nothing to our kids of a proper priority in life.
I spent far less than a lot of my friends and no one batted an eyelid. It teaches that hard work is rewarded with a night of fun, but that's obviously not enough for you.
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]weymouthresident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EmilyG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weymouth Ex-pat[/bold] wrote: Thank God all this pseudo-American nonsense hadn't crossed the Atlantic when I was at school. What a complete waste of money.[/p][/quote]I attended this last night with the entirety of my year group and not only was it utterly worth the money but brought us even closer and was a great way to celebrate our past 5 years together. You can easily find alternatives to make it cheaper but personally it was one of the best nights of my life and worth every penny. In a way I feel sorry for you for not only not being given the chance to attend such a wonderful event but also that you feel the need to post such bitter comments about it too. Just because something is originally American doesn't make it a waste of time or money.[/p][/quote]Well said Emily. Ex-Pat is clearly a sad person who has nothing nice to say about others enjoying themselves. Having seen some of the photos of last night's event it looks as though you all had a wonderful time. Good luck to everyone as they start the next chapter at 6th Form or college.[/p][/quote]Most of us have no issue with those enjoying themselves and in fact we all have had end-of-school discos we have attended. The problem I suspect most of us have with this Americanised nonsense is that unfortunately some parents do not have the sense they were born with and turn it into an expensive nonsense. The trouble is that then other 16 year old kids then have the expectations to match and so it snowballs. And then those that want a cheaper experience will, I reckon, be the butt of humour/derision of those who have had a lot of money spent on them. It is unnecessary overkill on a largesse basis to me, and teaches nothing to our kids of a proper priority in life.[/p][/quote]I spent far less than a lot of my friends and no one batted an eyelid. It teaches that hard work is rewarded with a night of fun, but that's obviously not enough for you. EmilyG
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