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Naughty, naughty little Ginger Warrior!!

Naughty, naughty little Ginger Warrior!!

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Look at this picture of me when I was 10 and say the first word that comes into your head!

What was it? Was it angelic? Sweet? Innocent? Adorable?

I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and guess that none of those adjectives first sprung to mind upon viewing my freckly and very round face and you'd be right, my Warriors of the World, for I was none of those adjectives. If you opted for naughty, mischievous, wayward or wilful then you were much closer to the mark!

And if you're still finding it difficult to believe that butter most definitely did not melt in my very large and loud mouth then today I bring forth empirical evidence in the form of my old school reports.

During the Christmas hols I chanced upon a bundle of them and watched as Craig literally hung his head in shame whilst I giggled like the naughty schoolgirl I was.

Before I proceed any further I must take this opportunity to publicly apologise to all my former teachers who perhaps remain traumatised to this very day. It was all just harmless banter. Honest.

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And my personal favourite:

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A final word to any parents out there despairing of their naughty children:

I eventually became a straight A student and by sixth form I was Head Girl which goes to show that it's never too late to change your wicked ways!

After all, kids with good parents (thank you Sandra and Gordon) generally come out alright in the wash. 

A slightly more mature and well-behaved Ginger Warrior, over and out.

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P.S. A final side note: as a teacher you wouldn't be able to write comments like that anymore. Everything has to be all flowery and flowing and positive. What a load of C**P!!!! Tell it like it is, teachers, never did me or anyone else of my generation any harm!! 

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  1. Haha!!!!! Hilarious! Thanks yet again for putting smile on my face! I was a goodie-goodie – too scared of my Mum to do anything wrong!! xxx

    • The Ginger Warrior

      I did have a healthy dose of fear of what Sandra and Gordon would say/do but obviously not enough! 😉

  2. There are problems with being compliant at school too. My vote is for the erratic & irresponsible who challenge us to make learning addictive through our passion and not through discipline.

    Link to article: “Is Compliance a Learning Disability?” http://wp.me/p2LphS-kd

    • The Ginger Warrior

      A very interesting read, Kevin. Thank you for that. I’ve never considered my non-compliance to be a disability! 😉

      • You have no need to think of non-compliance as a disability, on the other hand the school may well have done. I have just been reviewing Alternative Provision and its is disheartening to see why so many non compliant learners end up there and part of the problem is not their learning ability but their lack of ability to comply. I see this as a symptom of the things we should address in our schools. I’ll put my soap box away now :-)

        • The Ginger Warrior

          Don’t ever put your soap box away! I could write a whole series of blogs on the things that I think schools need to address, many of them contributed to me leaving the profession for good. I left at the end of last term and I can say, hand on heart, I don’t miss a single thing. Lol!

  3. It’s like reading my own reports……..

  4. Laughing at loud at that selection of comments! Brilliant. Loving old school terms like ‘impudent’. What was it that changed your behaviour and steered you towards the head girl post and future prom organisation?!

    • The Ginger Warrior

      Did you know that I organised the prom??? 😉 I think I was just ready to expend less energy on provoking those in authority.. Although it’s a habit that dies hard…

  5. I’m fairly sure last time i flicked through my old school reports they were very consistent from p1 to end of hgih school – Derek is lazy…

    • The Ginger Warrior

      Lol! Lazy was probably slightly less irksome to teachers than “rude and impudent”! Och, we all have our strengths and weaknesses. 😉

  6. Lol, this is the type of report my brother had…could do better if he turned up to lessons and did more than the basic level necessary.

    I, on the other hand, was a tad on the ‘square’ side. My only misdemeanor was once lying to my mum about going to wind band when really I was playing sport (because wind band was a really rubbish standard and I was bored). She found out and went nuts, telling the teacher I’d lied, and I ended up having to go back to it, being banned from the Christmas skating trip etc. I was gutted.

    Nowadays, I expect all the reports are really boring and samey

  7. I love the “behavior erratic at times”. I was always the class clown , or the one that was to fashion forward. When bell bottoms were not called “boot cut”. And big Elvis fan. Or when the teacher said stop eating candy in class and 2 minutes later I but my tongue because I was eating in class.

    Love how you turned out! You make me laugh and not many bloggers or people can do that!!!

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