One week and three days til midterm, seventeen weeks til the Leaving Cert. Fantastic.
In an effort to make school even more miserable and soul – less, my school has recently come up with a few vindictive new rules. Some refer to the uniform, and I found it absolutely hilarious in assembly last week when my year was urged to replace our school skirts. With about fifteen weeks left in school do they seriously think that I’m going to spend 60 euro on a hideous new green skirt? I’ve been wearing this particular skirt since I was a wee twelve year old first year and have no intentions what so ever of replacing it now.
Those rules don’t bother me so much. What really gets me is the schools new policy on the use of mobile phones and iPods. Personally, I don’t see how phones are such a huge disturbance to school life. I find them to be quite handy, in fact. Unless one takes to holding conference video calls in class then I don’t really see what the big deal is. Putting all of that aside, my school has now decided to ban iPods. This does not please me. At all. As I mentioned in a previous post, I find music conducive to good studying, and unless my school proposes to reform and place The Postal Service at the top of my study class then I think I’ll go right ahead and ignore that particular rule.
To continue this now habitual rant, (it really is therapeutic) I think I’ll recall a particular class I had the pleasure to sit in this morning. One of my teachers spent almost an entire forty minute class telling us all how we were wasters who wouldn’t pass exams, wouldn’t get into college and wouldn’t get any jobs because we weren’t doing our homework. Surely if half the students in a class were failing one particular subject and excelling in the rest, a teacher might see the link and question their own abilities, their own methods? But no. It’s because we are a bunch of lazy, uninterested students.
On a ‘brighter’ note, Foinse have put together a series of videos to help students prepare for the Irish oral. They’re definitely worth watching, so here’s the link if anyone is interested http://www.foinsevideos.com/
Good luck to all of you who have started on the mocks,
PS: I really hate trying to come up with titles for blog posts. So I went ahead and named this one.