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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Mr_Ed, Nov 11, 2015.
It sounded like mass hysteria to me.
Why is it pathetic? It is unfortunate but probably down to mass panic. I don't suppose the children chose to faint and bang their heads or vomit or feel dizzy. It happens.
Turns out it was during a Remembrance assembly.
I remember when I was about 14 being at school assembly just before easter. As we all stood there in full school uniform (in the days of shirt, tie, jumper and blazer) the head droned on and on with a very graphic description of crucifixion, the suffering involved, how it would be inability to breathe that eventually killed you. Several people fainted and had to be carried out.
I wonder if there were any graphic descriptions of suffering in the trenches that contributed to this little incident.
Spotted Dick a bit too spotty.
Hardly newsworthy and embarrassing for the school. This is what happens when a ' story ' breaks .... complete overreaction. Children being ill at school ......well I never !
Not sure which bit is supposed to be ''pathetic''?
I fear it's just the innate tendency of teens to be sheep. Which is so funny because they all think they're such INDIVIDUALS.
Definitely mass hysteria.
And there was me wondering if it was a case of CO poisoning... although that said, some of them may have seen an opportunity to have the rest of the day off!
I heard about this a few times on the radio yesterday. While I have sympathy for anyone feeling ill, I don't understand why it was deemed newsworthy at all.
Yet another non story!
We need to crush a few people under rocks to get at the truth.
The point is surely that it is interesting when this sort of chain reaction happens. I don't think the kids faked it fwiw.
The point I was trying to make is this: it was a remembrance day assembly. Just a hundred years ago, men (and indeed some teenagers, who lied to join up in the great war), went through hell on earth. Yet these molly-goddled twits couldn't manage a bit of heat, whilst thinking about the lives lost.
"Mass panic....", "It happens....." - NO IT DOESN'T, it is modern teenagers just taking the pi$$. I'm glad it was reported & the school deserves to be shamed for it.
I do tend to agree @Mr_Ed
You can make yourself sick by an act of will. I do rather think they were faking it.
That school and its neighbour are interesting and an example of the 11+ divide. Pass the 11+ and go to the school over the road. You go to a highly selective top performing grammar school. Don't take it and you are in Outwood academy. 2 very different educations separated by a road.