I have just spent the best part of two days making a ramp so that I can get my bike into my very small campervan without wrecking my shoulders & damaging the van as I lift it over the obstacles. It's done now, but isn't great, and has required modifying and redoing / repairing as I've gone along. I'm not sure how long it will last. If only I had been taught practical subjects such as 'woodwork' when I was at school. Not just making things, but the principles behind it, e.g. what kind of saw to use with what materials; when to use screws and when to use nails; etc, etc. I only had one term each year of domestic science, needlework & art at secondary school. Instead of extending the school leaving age in order for pupils to obtain more academic qualifications, perhaps it would have been more use to focus on a range of life skills and give them a really good grounding in practical,hands-on skills.