Old Fashioned Schooling & Online E-Learning
For the lesser heeled of society, family choices on schooling are considered and the child would attend the local grammer or secondary school, according to their 11+ exam result. Lessons were always classroom or sports field based and with no online presence, it was much as many generations had followed. Those at grammer school would have serious books and lots of homework. The secondary route tried to introduce useful vocational subjects to help those not destined for academic brilliance. These would include woodwork, metalcraft, domestic sciences involving cookery and housekeeping. This last subject was a favourite of mine as our brand new school had its own DS wing with a furnished flat that we learned our domestic chores on. The kitchens were absolutely top of the range (‘scuse the pun) and I still remember fondly those cookery lessons – a testament to the teaching staff that I still mark my served meals on colour, vitamin, protein and carbo ratios! Youngsters supplement their schooling with e-learning and this is such a good habit to form. Being confident and able to find one’s way around online learning platforms will help enormously with career enhancement.