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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?

Anya Sat 07-Mar-15 14:16:43

Most, but not all grin ?

Galen Sat 07-Mar-15 14:57:42

Welcome to Downtown Petaluma!
Welcome to Historic Downtown Petaluma, located in picturesque Sonoma County, California! The heart of any town is its Downtown and Petaluma's heart is full ...

Anya Sat 07-Mar-15 14:59:35


rosequartz Sat 07-Mar-15 15:25:01

rosequartz see grannytwice post at 18.15

ninathenana um er, well yes, I did realise.

Went off to do my Old Granny Knitting. DH refused to be tied up with the wool so I carried on with k1 p1.

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 07-Mar-15 15:54:26

We were 'aving a larf. blush

petallus Sat 07-Mar-15 16:01:37

Thanks Galen. smile

It made me feel wistful to think how much is out there I don't have an inkling of.

absent Sat 07-Mar-15 19:10:37

petllus Believe me, living next door to a masochist is no laughing matter. The terrible things that I could hear drove me out of the flat I was living in.

loopylou Sat 07-Mar-15 20:44:49

petallus I am increasingly thinking either I've led a very sheltered life or am ridiculously naive confused!

Ana Sat 07-Mar-15 20:50:22

I thoght petallus meant that Galen's link about Petaluma had made her feel wistful...confused

Ana Sat 07-Mar-15 20:50:35


ginny Sat 07-Mar-15 21:23:05

Me too loopylou and I think I will be happy to stay that way.

petallus Sat 07-Mar-15 22:10:49

I was referring to Galen's link and realising I now haven't got time to explore all the things I could find interesting in this lovely world of ours.

I wasn't really thinking of obscure sexual practices. Two afternoons with a book and you can know all about those, at least in theory grin