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British schools are replacing analog clocks because kids can't read them

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by Balthazar, May 4, 2018.

    May 4, 2018
  1. Balthazar

    Balthazar The Governor

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    Posting this here for my UK friends...

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    How about teaching them to read a clock? Isn't that what school is for? :confused:
     
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  2. May 4, 2018
  3. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

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    Went mental (well ...ish) when I read this in the papers last week.

    Schools have abandoned too many basics, telling the time being one of them, its pathetic.

    No wonder there are so many "YA WOT MATE!" type ppl about nowadays :rolleyes:
     
  4. May 4, 2018
  5. bebo67

    bebo67 Meister Member MM PABnonaccred

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    :eek: Forget about the school teaching them! It should be taught at home by the age of 3-4! I'm so glad I don't have small kids anymore. The schools would have a restraining order on me! Ughhhh. I hate laziness!
     
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  6. May 4, 2018
  7. goatwack

    goatwack Calendar Time for Buddy CAG

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    Isn't handwriting being phased out too in some countries, like the old pen/ paper combo? Apparently because being versed in the workings of a computer or tablet will be of more use to them in the workplace etc :confused:

    Doesn't really surprise anyone though does it. Next they'll be removing Maths in favour of Gender Studies :eek::eek:
     
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  8. May 4, 2018
  9. bebo67

    bebo67 Meister Member MM PABnonaccred

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    We fought to keep penmanship here. How long that will last, who knows.
     
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  10. May 4, 2018
  11. goatwack

    goatwack Calendar Time for Buddy CAG

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    Most of the kids round here are feral anyway so it's of little consequence :laugh:
     
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  12. May 4, 2018
  13. pinnit2014

    pinnit2014 Senior Member MM PABinit

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    Round here the Pen is still used for writing. Closely followed by stabbing with.

    *Office of National Statistics
     
  14. May 4, 2018
  15. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    Yes, they know the 24-hour clock as that's when they have to be charged or released by.
     
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  16. May 4, 2018
  17. bebo67

    bebo67 Meister Member MM PABnonaccred

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    The city that I live in came in 2nd for the most violent city to live in. Population 97 k . It just came out this week. :what: Speaking of feral.
     
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  19. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

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    They need to teach the very basics like when to use "Please" and "Thank You"

    I hold the shop door, you thank me, simple, I stay calm

    I flash my headlights to allow one of the 12 year old joy riders thru even tho its my right of way, he hold up his hand as he passes, easy really :)
     
  20. May 4, 2018
  21. goatwack

    goatwack Calendar Time for Buddy CAG

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    Trust me, the wildlings here would win a 'Feral-Off' with your lot any day. They'd sell their mothers for a pack of Lambert & Butler :p
     
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  22. May 4, 2018
  23. slotmaster

    slotmaster NOT Slotting it up!

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    UGH, So it's like here in Canada? Lil bastards running around cause parents today are horrible. Just yesterday saw a mother about 10 steps ahead of 2 very young children not even watching them on a 4 lane busy road. Ya the pen is going out as my nephew his first class in high school is on the computer, He does not even have to go to class he signs in on his computer. There is no bedtime's anymore and you can scream and run around all you want and everything for kids today, I had a bedtime right up to like last year of high school, If you run around in stores and you had to go stand against the wall and you got a spanking in the ole days. I can go on and on about this subject,lol.
     
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  25. weesie

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    So, if the kids know how to read a digital clock is there a "AM" or "PM" along side the time?? If not, they may not know how to tell if it's morning or evening. lol..... Our digital clocks have the tiniest of lights signaling "PM"....... It is crazy though, in my opinion. Learn to tell time on a real analog clock, it's not that hard!
     
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  26. May 4, 2018
  27. Supababe

    Supababe Opinions Meister! MM

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    What a load of utter bollocks you have read in the article.

    It is a legal requirement to teach children to read analogue clocks.
    The following are the STATUTORY requirements in England and Wales.

    By age 7 -
    tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

    By age 9 -
    tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

    Any school removing clocks may be seen as failing their legal duties.
     
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  29. greylady

    greylady The more I learn, the less I know

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    I just can't kick the habit, 00.00-23.59 for me, strange how some things stay with you for a lifetime having served in the forces.

    I have written 18.10 on a sign-in sheet for my son's school and I was asked by a fellow pupil what time is that? :cool:
     
  30. May 4, 2018
  31. goatwack

    goatwack Calendar Time for Buddy CAG

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    "Schools will inevitably be doing their best to make young children feel as relaxed as the can be."

    Maybe this will help?

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  32. May 5, 2018
  33. RichyJ75

    RichyJ75 Silly Member PABnonaccred

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    I thought they were banning analogue clocks because a few years back they were sponsored by Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile. When the big hand touches the little hand, it was time for bed ......



    (yes, I am truly sorry for mentioning these vile and disgusting animals, please take it as a bad taste joke for which it is intended. However, if Goatwack disapproves, then yes it is a bad joke and I will delete it!)
     
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  35. goatwack

    goatwack Calendar Time for Buddy CAG

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    Gotta think about this one :axeman:
     
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  37. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Sells powdered water in the Gobi CAG PABnononaccred mm4

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    This will put poor Anna Log out of business :(
     
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  38. May 5, 2018
  39. goatwack

    goatwack Calendar Time for Buddy CAG

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    You're a Seiko, sorry to say
     
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