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Old 23.12.2011, 18:36
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In Spanish class when I was about 15, we watched a film of which I can't remember the name right now. Part way through, the subtitles read something like "first I want to f*** you in the a***, then in your c***, then in your a*** again"
Did you remember the Spanish words? Who knows when they may come in handy.
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Old 23.12.2011, 18:44
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Maybe I'm just way too old fashioned but wtf are kids doing watching movies at school?
Language class, for example, though all the movies they showed in English class my daughter already owned!

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Old 23.12.2011, 18:56
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

It's quite typical to watch movies or play some games just before the xmas holidays. They're not really watching movies the whole term, right?
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

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It's quite typical to watch movies or play some games just before the xmas holidays. They're not really watching movies the whole term, right?

Yes, you are right. Children are bringing discs to school and keep them in the classroom. And every time they have nothing special to do they watch films.This week they watched 3 movies. As they need to do lots at craft lessons the children that have it this term, have no chance to watch (Thanks God))
As for me, I'd prefer them reading, drawing or doing smth useful while the teacher is doing something that he couldn't do any other time
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Old 23.12.2011, 20:11
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

No, sorry I still don't get it. I don't think a movie is acceptable at any time in school. Really. A 30 minute program on an educational topic or in a language class - OK - but, 90 to 120 mins of movie time? And some shite movie chosen by the kids? And 3 times in one week?? Even before Christmas this is not acceptable for me.

And the way I understood it from the post before is this is not just as a Christmas treat this is a regular occurrence for half the term while half the class do crafts. Sounds to me like a cop out not having enough teaching staff.

I personally would be right down the school complaining straight away.
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Old 23.12.2011, 22:59
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

I love the hangover, but seriously I don't see any educational value at that level.
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Old 23.12.2011, 23:18
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I personally would be right down the school complaining straight away.
I wouldn't. The school are either condoning it or haven't got a clue what their teachers are doing.

Either way, I'd be complaining at a higher level than the school.
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Old 23.12.2011, 23:23
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

Lucky little buggers
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Old 23.12.2011, 23:29
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

It's definitely not the same in all schools.

Our eldest watched one film at school last year.

The teachers turned the hall into a cinema, gave everyone a little home-made admission ticket and everyone got popcorn.

However, all this was done in the evening outside of normal school hours and attendance was optional.
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Old 23.12.2011, 23:33
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

Most parents won't complain because they have no idea what the film is about. Hangover 2 is American, it's funny and Bradley Cooper was crowned 2011's Sexiest Man Alive so it must be OK.
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Old 23.12.2011, 23:47
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

Was this through some kind of subbing situation? Either way, 90min 3x a week makes up for 6 teaching classes. If a kid misses almost entire day of learning, it's not taken light heartedly. I would probably speak about it to somebody who is responsible for Primaire in your Commune, or, call up your cantonal center for Primaire edu, and ask what rules are for sub/alternative program, etc. 3 movies a week (no matter how much I personally would love this for myself) is totally over the top. I watch films once a 6mo, and kids have to write elaborate reports about it, we have vocab tests, etc etc. Simple time killing is bad, and hangover for 11yr old is not something I would want my child to see without me, only with commentary of the same age peers.
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Old 24.12.2011, 09:23
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Because they don't have time/can't be arsed? ...
That's the point though - they should make the time to ensure that they're not showing something unsuitable to the kids. Part of duty of care.

However, as this one is certificate 12 in Germany (as is the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Home Alone ), and it was year 6, it's just one of those anomalies.
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

-Teacher's point of view-

Shouldn't we rewind to the very source of the problem and ask, how come a primary aged child can have access to a DVD that is not appropriate? The finger is always pointed at the education system but education starts in the home!

Obviously the teacher shouldn't have shown this film but nor should the child have been able to bring it into school. Would you leave an 18 rated film on the same shelf as Home Alone? I think not!

Merry Christmas!
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Old 24.12.2011, 12:33
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1. Well, they are in year 6. So, there are 11-12 yo children. And the film has "R" rating that is for 17+

That's 17 for American audiences which translates into PG-13 for European audiences, because as we all know, European 13 year old are already cussin' and swearing with 5 years of experience under their belts. I heard a 7 year old say "verfickte scheisse" on the tram the other day.
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I love the hangover, but seriously I don't see any educational value at that level.

In 4 years they'll be old enough to drink. The educational value is that it serves as a cautionary tale. If you drink irresponsibly... this could happen to you: <insert picture of bad consequences>
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Did you remember the Spanish words? Who knows when they may come in handy.
Don't remember the exact words in the film, but I would be happy to translate for you into Spanish!
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My son told me today that half of the class wathed Hangover 2 at school while other half was at some craft lessons.

Does the teacher :

a) have no brains
b) or is he banned from google and imdb for checking the movie rating before showing it to kids in primary school?

Maybe the unrated version ,) - Also a good educational documentary on what could happen in the future if you dont listen to your parents
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

Where were all you concerned nannies when we had to watch US Army training films on frostbite in the sixth grade? I tell you, that left an impression! At the very least, I never got frostbite....
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Old 02.01.2012, 19:37
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

I watched the Texas Chainsaw Massacre at school aged 13 as our end of term film, after one guy put his photoshop skills to work on the age certificate

I learnt loads of good vocabulary watching National Lampoon in German at school each Christmas. I still have never seen one in English!
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

Hangover 2 (or very bad trip 2 for the french version ) is rated 16 in switzerland I believe.
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