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You're Hired! heat tomorrow

For the first time ever, we have a heat at a public school tomorrow (or an independent school at any rate)!

I've never been to a public school before, and have learned all I know about them from the Ripping Yarns episode 'Tomkinson's Schooldays' and the nightmare tales that Bunn tells me of the one she went to. I am expecting to find first years nailed to the walls, photographs of the inter-school hop, tales of teachers killing and eating sheep on the cross-country across the moor and a school bully who is allowed to keep scantily clad Philippino women as maids.


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Jan. 27th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
They might not *all* be like that. Maybe...
Jan. 27th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Well yours sounds exactly like the one from Ripping Yarns...
Jan. 28th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
I have a strong suspicion that's what it modelled itself on...
Jan. 27th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Two of my best friends went to Winchester College, and if they're anything to go by, it must be a great school. And that is from someone who was put off the entire idea of independent schools from an early age by similar horror stories from her mother (who could also relate the dreadful things that happened to her siblings).

Clearly there is considerable variation among these institutions!
Jan. 28th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC)
I went to a public school for two and a half years, from eleven to nearly fourteen. Worst period of my life.
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