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Which school subject did you look forward to?

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A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London
19-Jul-2019 16:50 Message #4745575
Which subject has been the most use to you in later life?
Female
RAACH84  Female  Buckinghamshire
19-Jul-2019 17:24 Message #4745580
Art. Loved art and our art teacher had a very relaxing influence on me.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
19-Jul-2019 18:40 Message #4745585
History, I've always loved it and led me to do a degree where I learnt so much that I never would of done if I'd of just had my local library. Its sparked interests in more specialist areas, such as anthropology, the history of medicine, art and how to "read" medieval art and architecture.
Female
Judance  Female  Berkshire
19-Jul-2019 19:42 Message #4745594
I always enjoyed Geography and went on to study it at Uni but the subject I have found the most useful is Needlework!

I'm not sure how my family will manage when I've popped my clogs since they seem incapable of doing anything more them sewing on a button.

I've tried teaching the grandchildren to knit but I don't see them often enough to reinforce the skill and we have to start all over again. I'm going to see what I can teach them in the summer holidays. .. hopefully they'll be able to sew on a button and turn a hem by September.
Female
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
19-Jul-2019 20:31 Message #4745597
I loved chemistry and geology, and still do.

Most useful subject? Not sure. The broad education that I received has probably been of most value.

Fortunately, my love of learning withstood the best endeavors of my school days to kill it stone dead. I still learn something new every day.
Male
barney  Male  Surrey
19-Jul-2019 20:52 Message #4745600
Primary school laid the building blocks that I still use today.
Secondary school was a total waste of time.
I learnt more after I left school.
Male
The_38th_Parallel  Male  Essex
19-Jul-2019 21:39 Message #4745605
I think a lot of how much you enjoy a subject comes down to the teacher.
I had great Economics, Geography & Biology teachers and I continued them onto O level.
But, even though most of what was on the Maths syllabus was pointless, a lot of what we did learn has probably been the most useful in later life.
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
19-Jul-2019 21:44 Message #4745606
English literature, still love it
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
19-Jul-2019 21:48 Message #4745612
I liked English and Art as subjects and History because I fancied the teacher. I can’t say the years of Algebra have been useful.
Maths and English have been useful in business.
Male
fosy  Male  Leicestershire
19-Jul-2019 22:27 Message #4745627
"Which school subject did you look forward to? "

kiss chase...;¬)
Male
Templar2013  Male  South East London
19-Jul-2019 22:57 Message #4745632
Maths.
Female
Andromeda  Female  Berkshire
19-Jul-2019 23:12 Message #4745645
History and Geography were my favourites but maybe due to the teachers being very nice.
Male
HonestBob  Male  the Central region
20-Jul-2019 06:24 Message #4745659
Well I looked forward to PE with Miss Strang. I loved maths with Mrs Rocks, and later on Mrs Scoble. Art was always a favourite... with Miss Brown.

My Mum and Dad ended up in court a few times as I wouldn't go to school, many an effort was made to get me to school, but the minute I was there, I was out the first door, or window I could find.

I really didn't enjoy school at all.
Female
Greencare  Female  Berkshire
20-Jul-2019 06:57 Message #4745663
Any regrets Bob?

Male
HonestBob  Male  the Central region
20-Jul-2019 07:12 Message #4745664
"Any regrets Bob?"

Eh! Possibly yes...

I really don't think I'm the academic type, I'd never have been a doctor, lawyer or engeneer. My regret is not getting a trade, like plumbing or electrician.

I love lorry driving, I really do. The industry is on it knees, and I can see a future in it.
Male
HonestBob  Male  the Central region
20-Jul-2019 07:43 Message #4745665
"Any regrets Bob?"

Eh! Possibly yes...

I really don't think I'm the academic type, I'd never have been a doctor, lawyer or engeneer. My regret is not getting a trade, like plumbing or electrician.

I love lorry driving, I really do. The industry is on it knees, and I can see a future in it.


CAN'T see a future in it!
Male
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
20-Jul-2019 07:59 Message #4745666
Mixed reaction to school...

To begin with...I cried at Junior school...hated going...kept trying to run away...Got used to it though..

Senior school - First 3 years ( 11 - 13 yrs ) .Well behaved...although not always engaging brain...The school photo on my profile is from 2nd year ( 12 yr old )...decent times though..

A bit different at the next school..Moved back to Lancs for 4th and 5th yr ( 14 - 15 yrs )...A bit more tough class, fighting etc...I became part of it...and not engaging brain even more...I wasn't sure what the brain was for half the time...

Made up for things since though...Couldn't wait to leave that school...Went to Sea...Grew up fast...well, sort of grew up...I'm still not there yet...


Maths was probably my best at school..
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire
20-Jul-2019 08:12 Message #4745670
Hated school, was and still am a thick sod, the main thing it did is knock the confidence and self worth out of me.
Which subject most useful - two of them, reading and writing...hang on, just remembered, RE. The teacher said something I never (almost) forgot, "fashion is something you set, not something you follow".
That applies to so many things other than just fashion.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
20-Jul-2019 12:18 Message #4745693
Like Bob, I was a school refuser, I always hated it right from my very first day, I remember having a total shit fit and my mum having to drag me in when I realised that I had to go back for a second year of infants. Apart from learning to read and write almost everything I've learnt has been self taught, it took me years before I could pluck up the courage to go back into a class room and it still gave me the heebie jeebies and even now I tend to have panic attacks when I feel trapped in a place.
Female
Sea  Female  Essex
20-Jul-2019 15:07 Message #4745711
I always looked forward to Maths and Art, which were my favourite . Not sure what has been the most use though, as still trying to figure it out, in an arty sort of way. : -) In primary school though, I also enjoyed Nature Study - birds, trees, animals, insects, butterflies, plants etc. etc. I can still remember being pleased, at managing 19 out of 20 in a nature test. I was very disappointed that this was a subject only taught at primary school, as I am sure would have continued to have been a favourite, alongside maths and art.
Male
Witheflow  Male  North Yorkshire
20-Jul-2019 15:10 Message #4745715
I never let my schooling interfere with my education
Male
Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
20-Jul-2019 15:15 Message #4745716
I didnt like school much so I went through the motions of attending but skived off at every opportunity. I feel I have been fortunate since.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
20-Jul-2019 18:23 Message #4745739
Does anything educational have to useful, why not enjoyable, restful or fun? Keeping ones brain active is so important particularly in later life, primary school is about giving you the basics you need to learn and tasters of different subjects, secondary school seems to be a sausage factory endlessly churning out people with the skills needed to get a job at the lowest level.
Male
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire
21-Jul-2019 16:20 Message #4745880
English was a subject I looked forward to.
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
24-Oct-2020 09:42 Message #4795897
I don't think the maths I learned in school were of any use in later life.

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