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Archery1969
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:34 pm

Major incident declared in Bournemouth.

- Beach totally overcrowded with virtually zero social distancing.
- Lots of punch ups.
- Illegal overnight camping
- Roads in and out gridlocked

And further a long the coast.

- Hundreds of rival youths trashing Hove lawns and fighting.

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jimibt
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:37 pm

Archery1969 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:34 pm
Major incident declared in Bournemouth.

- Beach totally overcrowded with virtually zero social distancing.
- Lots of punch ups.
- Illegal overnight camping
- Roads in and out gridlocked

And further a long the coast.

- Hundreds of rival youths trashing Hove lawns and fighting.
SOO proud to be British!! (or is that Titish) :D

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Derek27
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:58 pm

flipping hell! I was going to reply to something here but my computer's so hot in the sunshine my fingers are burning just touching the keyboard/touchpad. :D

greenmark
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:26 pm

It baffles me why people head for the coast to bake in the sun, get sand in their drinks and be surrounded by potentially unpleasant people.
I have this mental image of a helicopter view of the uk with a daily migration from inland to coast.
Conversely, my local walk, under shady trees, around pleasant reservoirs are almost deserted.
But i guess you do have to acknowledge some people (perhaps a lot) are staring at unemployment over the next few months.
Who am I to deny them some pleasure now?

spreadbetting
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:48 pm

People are creatures of habit guess most are desperate for their beach holiday and lazing around on a bit of sand with a few cans appeals more than walking in some woods. At least they're outside with some kind of distancing , a couple of weeks time and everyone will be crowding into pubs which will be a lot more likely to kick off the second wave. Think we just have to accept lockdown, and any distancing, is effectively finished and we just need to ensure we take our own precautions now, every man for themselves.

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superfrank
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:12 pm

Coronavirus: Head suspended after saying some teachers 'did nothing' in lockdown
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coro ... -2lltshvwv
She said some teachers were working hard "coming up with the most imaginative, amazing things" but that others "sit at home doing nothing — I won’t defend those people." Asked if that included teachers at her school, she said: "Yes, I think it’s time we talked about the elephant in the room."
She took the school from inadequate to outstanding so maybe she knows what she's talking about, but instead is suspended for "potentially disparaging comments".

This country!

Emmson
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:40 pm

superfrank wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:12 pm
Coronavirus: Head suspended after saying some teachers 'did nothing' in lockdown
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coro ... -2lltshvwv
She said some teachers were working hard "coming up with the most imaginative, amazing things" but that others "sit at home doing nothing — I won’t defend those people." Asked if that included teachers at her school, she said: "Yes, I think it’s time we talked about the elephant in the room."
She took the school from inadequate to outstanding so maybe she knows what she's talking about, but instead is suspended for "potentially disparaging comments".

This country!
A rare moment where I can agree with frank, I can well imagine the head was right. Sounds like a quality teacher to me.

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gazuty
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:20 pm

Emmson wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:40 pm
A rare moment where I can agree with frank, I can well imagine the head was right. Sounds like a quality teacher to me.
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greenmark
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:43 pm

Emmson wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:40 pm
superfrank wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:12 pm
Coronavirus: Head suspended after saying some teachers 'did nothing' in lockdown
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coro ... -2lltshvwv
She said some teachers were working hard "coming up with the most imaginative, amazing things" but that others "sit at home doing nothing — I won’t defend those people." Asked if that included teachers at her school, she said: "Yes, I think it’s time we talked about the elephant in the room."
She took the school from inadequate to outstanding so maybe she knows what she's talking about, but instead is suspended for "potentially disparaging comments".

This country!
A rare moment where I can agree with frank, I can well imagine the head was right. Sounds like a quality teacher to me.
I agree. My mother was a teacher. It was all she wanted to do. She was still teaching and a governess into her 70's and months before she succumbed to cancer. She wouldn't have pointed a finger at people slacking. She just did what was needed and if others chose to do the same, then good for them.
I'm not sure what she would make of the world in 2020.

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Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:46 am

Emmson wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:40 pm
superfrank wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:12 pm
Coronavirus: Head suspended after saying some teachers 'did nothing' in lockdown
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coro ... -2lltshvwv
She said some teachers were working hard "coming up with the most imaginative, amazing things" but that others "sit at home doing nothing — I won’t defend those people." Asked if that included teachers at her school, she said: "Yes, I think it’s time we talked about the elephant in the room."
She took the school from inadequate to outstanding so maybe she knows what she's talking about, but instead is suspended for "potentially disparaging comments".

This country!
A rare moment where I can agree with frank, I can well imagine the head was right. Sounds like a quality teacher to me.
Bet she's a nightmare to work for and half the staff will be walking on eggshells. Most headteachers are simply site managers these days, bet it's been a long time since she's taught any kids.

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