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    A place called Ambleside in the lakes. Awesome!

    I get away on residentials all the time. In 2005 I was in Copenhagen, last year I was in France and this year we're going to Berlin. It's with something called the summer school. Dunno if any of you guys do it.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    pc world

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    I've done 3 trips; one to France & two to Spain.

    I doubt I'll ever do it again, certainly not if I don't get more assurance of support from the school. Don't get me wrong, I HATE the current "don't do anything in case it goes wrong" culture. However, the kids here cr@pped on the staff on each of the trips.

    France. One child either a) missed the last bus out to his host family, b) slept past his stop, or c) got on the wrong bus. He told 3 members of staff a different story, and spent the night in a bus stop while 6 staff and the police looked for him. One other child hit by a car, not his fault in this case!

    Spain 1. 4 kids sent home early after deceiving host families about a birthday party and staying out all night in a hostile town. There had been one mugging, and considerable "baiting" from the locals.

    Spain 2. End of university party involving our host school, one child unconscious within 30 mins due to an alcohol overdose, paramedics called. A few of our kids returned to the party, and we were dragged out of our hotel at 03:00 to go back for them.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    Quote Originally Posted by sqdge
    Where in the world is your spiritual home?
    Belgium. Beer, chips & chocolate. The Belgians love the English, aren't sure about the Dutch, hate the Germans, and don't even regard the French as human.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    Quote Originally Posted by callumtuckey
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    and you call yourself an edugeek!

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    Quote Originally Posted by stephenleak
    Quote Originally Posted by sqdge
    Where in the world is your spiritual home?
    Belgium. Beer, chips & chocolate. The Belgians love the English, aren't sure about the Dutch, hate the Germans, and don't even regard the French as human.
    But have you ever tried their banking system. Makes ours look friendly.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    Fraser Island

    Paradise

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    An overgrown graveyard in the middle of nowhere.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    Budapest

    Amazing city, going back this summer for a week long music fetival - oh yeah

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    near the sea with cliffs and dramatic coastline but flat sandy beaches as well...

    i've been on 2 residential trips with my current school on the proviso that i take pics...both times have been activity trips...so have been ziplining, skiing, climbed round adventure courses...got another one coming up in june! no way i'm doing the trapeze this time!

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

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    and you call yourself an edugeek!

    lol edugeek all the way

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    Oh dear...PC World...really?!

    Surely a better supplier such as Misco might be more appropriate?!

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    Part of me wants to say a kayak in a bloody cold lake at dawn sometime in later september ... mist rolling across the water and the sun peeking over the hills ... Derwent water, Ulswater, Coniston water ....

    But part of me also says in an Irish bar on a saturday night in Liverpool, tin whistle in my hand, a couple of Shirley Basseys on the table and a mad fiddler stood behind me.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    My spiritual home: The top of the Yorkshire Dales where I grew up...

    ... but definitely not with the kids from school!

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #5

    Quote Originally Posted by sqdge
    Where in the world is your spiritual home?
    Probably in a random bar in Japan.

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