What should children do before they leave primary school?
Spinning on a teacher’s chair, telling a teacher to “chill out” and falling asleep in a lesson are just a few of the things children think they should achieve before they leave primary school.
As millions of children prepare to finish primary school, a Times Educational Supplement survey asked youngsters to reveal what they wanted to have done before they reach age 11. Many of the under-11s approached in the survey had amusing school-related wishes, such as impersonating a teacher or falling off a chair after swinging on it. Other school tricks in the list included running into a teacher in the corridor and forgetting to do homework.
Much to the relief of teachers there were other activities in the top 100 that were less likely to irritate them, such as playing conkers, making daisy chains and going pond dipping. Children also saw events such as losing or falling out with a friend in primary school as a key life lesson, as well as helping younger pupils to learn something new.
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