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To think the school has not dealt with this well?

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GrannyTwice Fri 06-Mar-15 17:30:12

Hello- my dgd (11) came home from World Book Day very upset. The boy she sits next to had tied her up and put a mask on her. She said she asked him to stop but he said it was just a joke and anyway she was enjoying it really. When he finally untied her she told the teacher but the teacher just said to count herself lucky that he hadn't dressed up as a series killer or James Bond because then she might have had something to really tell tales about. The teacher then said that there was also a useful lesson in post- feminist irony to be learnt here and that next week the class would explore the concept of irony through Jane Austens novels. When my dd rang up to complain about the tying up, the teacher explained about how it was all jolly good fun and that WBD had proved its worth yet again as the class were now to be introduced to the work of Jane Austen . The teacher said last year WBD had also been useful as someone dressed up as a character from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and that had led onto the class reading the James Bond novels. AIBU to think that the school has not dealt with this well?

merlotgran Fri 06-Mar-15 18:38:03

I think I'll join you GT wine grin

GrannyTwice Fri 06-Mar-15 19:06:12

On my second wine

GrannyTwice Fri 06-Mar-15 19:07:02

Why can't we have a white wine. ?

harrigran Fri 06-Mar-15 19:08:20

Not funny and I can't abide Jane Austen.

rosequartz Fri 06-Mar-15 19:14:55

GTwice you may not have read the book, but I think you went to see the film! wink lol

Not that I think it is funny, entertaining or amusing. But then I haven't read the book or seen the film so how would I know?

rosequartz Fri 06-Mar-15 19:16:30

Oh yes, white tonight of course, with fish.

DH asked if my fish was from Holland.
(Duchy salmon). Oh dear, too much white wine

rosequartz Fri 06-Mar-15 19:17:30

Not funny and I can't abide Jane Austen.
Oh, go on, have a lol harrigran grin

Faye Fri 06-Mar-15 19:26:04

YANBU GrannyTwice, I wonder about some teachers. When my GD was punched in the stomach by a boy about two years ago at her school she was made to apologise to him by the deputy head because she interfered. confused She had told this boy to leave her friend alone. My SIL went to the school and told the deputy head he could apologise to my GD then 7. My DD also a teacher said there is no reason ever for a boy to punch a girl in the stomach. Since that incident this boy and my GD have become good friends. He was suspended by the school at the end of last year for punching a boy in the face. He is very well behaved at DD's house and visits regularly. He looks up to my SIL who has taken him under his wing. Pity the deputy head who made my GD apologise still has no idea on how to handle this boy.

I don't understand why some previous posters think it's okay for a boy to tie a girl up at school. No means No. I will join you also GT. wine

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 06-Mar-15 19:29:15

I totally agree with you Faye. Poor GT's dgd.

GrannyTwice, please give her lots of cupcake from me.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 06-Mar-15 19:30:01

I don't know what the teacher was thinking of. Is this the way things are panning out in our schools today? shock

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 06-Mar-15 19:30:59

Perhaps you could complain to somebody. Anyone know who GT could contact?

rosequartz Fri 06-Mar-15 19:31:41

Terrible, just terrible.
Bring in Ofsted.
Put the school into Special Measures.

I need another wine thinking about it. Poor little love.

petra Fri 06-Mar-15 19:38:26

I pity any boy (or girl) who ever attempts to do anything like that to my DGD. They certainly wouldn't do it again.

aggie Fri 06-Mar-15 19:39:19

Oh dear I read the post as a joke about the Christian Grey episode hmm

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 06-Mar-15 19:39:32

I totally agree with you.

GrannyTwice, is she ok now?

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 06-Mar-15 19:40:01

Surely not aggie! shock

rosequartz Fri 06-Mar-15 19:41:01

It was a joke, wasn't it?
Irony and all that?

If not, sorry for being flippant!

Off to read Sense and Sensibility grin

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 06-Mar-15 19:41:27

Myt grandson's on the Famous Five at the moment. He could have gone in ordinary clothes. (I hope his mum thought of that)

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 06-Mar-15 19:42:28

Yes. Get your nose in a book rosequartz. And stop causing trouble on here. hmm

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 06-Mar-15 19:42:38

wink !

rosequartz Fri 06-Mar-15 19:45:27


Off to do my Old Granny Knitting.


Faye Fri 06-Mar-15 19:55:46

The book I happen to be reading now is Mansfield Park. It's lovely to be able to just click on a link and there are all of Jane Austen books to read for free.

loopylou Fri 06-Mar-15 20:04:26

I clearly seem to have a total lack of sense of humour if it was to be viewed as a joke confused & sad

ninathenana Fri 06-Mar-15 21:22:05

rosequartz see grannytwice post at 18.15

I certainly took the OP as a spoof. There were no replies when I first read it but I didn't know how to respond.

petallus Fri 06-Mar-15 21:41:53

This thread isn't funny.