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  1. National Sporting Curriculum - Pupils should be taught to:  use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby[both codes] and tennis].  develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports,[for example, athletics and gymnastics], or other physical activities [for example, dance]  take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group  continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs.
  2. St Albans has, and I quote - "Sleeping Beauty starring the wonderfully wicked RITA SIMONS (EastEnders’ Roxy Mitchell) and children’s favourite ANDY DAY (CBeebies). The show will also star local legend, BOB GOLDING (back in a dress!), St Albans favourites IAN KIRKBY and JEMMA CARLISLE, and West End star, LISA DAVINA PHILLIP." I don't watch soaps and I'm too old for CBeebies, so not heard of any of them.
  3. Just watched 'The Great Escape - The Reckoning', a movie type documentary that followed the post war investigation to punish the Nazis responsible for the execution of the 50 allied servicemen who tunneled out of Stalag Luft lll and into movie history via The Great escape. A special group was set up, led by a Blackpool policeman, Frank McKenna, and it shows how a number of the escapees were caught, and executed (not in a large groups as in the film, but in ones and two's, as they were being taken back to the Stalag), and how McKennas group caught the vast majority of the executioners. Well worth a watch.
  4. Couple more photos on the Town web site, looks quite good when it's being worn as well.
  5. Never thought I'd be giving the Jameaters club badge the 'like', but in this case, well done.
  6. Used to have separate distance and reading glasses. This time I went to Specsavers and got varifocals. As Robin says above, took a couple of weeks but now I am used to them. However - Specsavers now have a system with their lenses where the 'reading' lens is at the bottom and the 'distance ' lens is in the centre, and they seem to have clear glass to the left and right of the 'distance' part. When I queeried this I was told that it was to always make people look straight ahead and to turn their heads, and not their eyes when looking to the side. This is the bit I don't like, so will be going somewhere else when i need to replace these.
  7. Two couples travel up from London to Cumbria for a long weekend. They found a local pub and got chatting to the barman. 'See that old blind man over there' says the barman 'He's famous around here, he can tell you the history of any piece of wood just by smelling it.' Intrigued, they go over to the old man and buy him a pint, get chatting and indeed he does say he can tell you about any wood. They decide to test him and one of them hands him a hand carved wooden cigarette case. The old blind man sniffs it and says 'Polynesian hard wood, 35 years old, tree chopped down at 3.30pm on June the 9th.' Thats amazing says the tourist, I know the history of this and he's exactly right.' They decide to test him again and this time hand him a small wooden snuff box. He sniffs it and says ' Mahogany from Cuba. Cut down on the west side of the island in 1899, by a left handed lumberjack, probably Pablo Gonzales.' The tourists were amazed, and after buying him another pint, hatch a plan. One of the wives climbs on to the table in front of the blind man, bends over in front of him and takes off her knickers. The old man bends forward and sniffs. A frown appears, he sniffs again, he thinks for a while then says 'Well you have me here, the nearest thing I can come up with is a sh!thouse door made out of fish boxes.'
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