Evening - I think. After a four hour delay a grumpy child. (When I say child I mean the 36 year old who was missing his electronic nicotine hit - the 18 month old and the 11 year old children were fine) we have arrived in Orlando and it's bloody hot. Actually it's hotter than that!
I totally agree Podds, I told her when I was up there this month when she was trying to persuade her Dad that she felt an apprenticeship was best for her, there are no mistakes in life, only learning opportunities. Dad was not impressed ,but, I maintain that higher education can be accessed at any time of life, if a person is not ready then to pursue that route can lead to disaster. In my professional life, I came across some people who were trying - or had tried - to live a life that was just not for them. Much of it came from parental pressures, back to that story you highlighted this week!
What a lovely report Pippi, I want to go there NOW! - well maybe one day.
Re: exam results, it seems that there may be quite a few disappointed youngsters this year. It may well be more to do with either the questions set or the markers?
My granddaughter is considering an apprenticeship, but her Dad (my RAF son) is pushing for her to continue on the academic route. This year was her AS results, most are able to be improved upon, but I do feel that she’s more of a hands on learner than a classroom learner.
Again, well done on a lovely report Pippi
I’m off to that Orlando place tomorrow, but I’ll be keeping an eye on you lot while away
Podds you may have a case to appeal, but be careful about ignoring the ‘invoice’ if that’s what it is. I appealed against one, it ended up costing me £150 'cos I lost both appeals. The private firms have gone to court and obtained an order allowing them to ‘invoice’ infractions of the parking conditions. (I had one rear wheel outside the white line ).
In regard to that young lad - silk purses out of sow’s ear comes to mind! Why would a father go so public and humiliate his boy even further beats me