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A little while ago my boy was studying Africa in school. This included poverty, famine, drought, etc and how we should help more.

Last week he had an assembly in which his class talked and sung about food miles and the effect on global warming !

The song included lines about "pineapples traveling 648 miles" from, you guessed it "Africa".

On one hand the school is telling the children we should help Africa. On the next the school is telling them not to support the economy by buying produce from Africa !

AAARRRGGGHHH !!!!!!!!
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didnt knew that Britain produce pineapples
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I blame the Teachers.

Kids of that age shouldn't be drinking spirits.
 
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The trouble with teachers being "right-on!" is
that the world isn't really that simple.

Anyway, I thought most of the world pineapples
were grown in Thailand?


Maybe they need to ask the man from DelMonte
in as a visiting speaker.
 
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Is this primary school or secondary school you're talking about?
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Is this primary school or secondary school you're talking about?
If they're having to sing about this stuff
I hope-to-god it's primary!
 
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Is this primary school or secondary school you're talking about?
Could you see comprehensive kids singing in assembly about pineapples from Africa !

First year of juniors. Little bundle of joy that he is !
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The trouble with teachers being "right-on!" is
that the world isn't really that simple.

Anyway, I thought most of the world pineapples
were grown in Thailand?


Maybe they need to ask the man from DelMonte
in as a visiting speaker.
Surprised me to hear they come from Africa. Always assumed they would be carribean.
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I blame the Teachers.

Kids of that age shouldn't be drinking spirits.
My boy is more for the Vodka shots !
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Why the hell are they teaching political/world issues to primary school kids, half of which leave without being able to read properly, and I bet hardly any of them can do proper long division!!

The education system needs to get its priorities straight!

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Why the hell are they teaching political/world issues to primary school kids, have of which leave without being able to read properly, and I bet hardly any of them can do proper long division!!

The education system needs to get its priorities straight!
I'm with you on that, sit them in rows and teach them properly.
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If they're having to sing about this stuff
I hope-to-god it's primary!
Having to sing about such things must leave you scarred for life...
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The education system needs to get its priorities straight!

what he said
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Yes pineapples from Africa indeed, my five year old was asked in school where cabbages come from and my son replied they drive daddys buses, kids you just cant teach em
 
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Well I stand corrected, although Thailand produces
the most pineapples, it's nearly all for the canned
market.

Ivory Coast and Costa Rica are the two biggest
suppliers of fresh pineapples.

Pina colada anyone?...

 
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Well I stand corrected, although Thailand produces
the most pineapples, it's nearly all for the canned
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Ivory Coast and Costa Rica are the two biggest
suppliers of fresh pineapples.

Pina colada anyone?...

I thought Costa Rica was a coffee shop !
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Having to sing about such things must leave you scarred for life...
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And another thing !

The school teaches the kids about Global warming, recycling, food miles, poverty, etc.

The schools headteacher went expenses paid to Africa this year (so she could talk about the subject)

Oh, last year was Australia and the year before was Japan. These are so-called 'educational trips'.
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Yes pineapples from Africa indeed, my five year old was asked in school where cabbages come from and my son replied they drive daddys buses, kids you just cant teach em
Wasn't he right ?

He has probably picked up on some of your conversation there !
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Wasn't he right ?

He has probably picked up on some of your conversation there !
Lol im sure i never said that in front of him
 
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Could you see comprehensive kids singing in assembly about pineapples from Africa !
I'm going to try to get my year nine tutor group to sing an environmentally conscious pineapple song on Wednesday. Their choice of words and tune.

I'll report back Wed evening if I'm still alive.
 
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I'm going to try to get my year nine tutor group to sing an environmentally conscious pineapple song on Wednesday. Their choice of words and tune.

I'll report back Wed evening if I'm still alive.

Good luck, I'll see if I can get a few verses from my boy !
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Pineapples come from africa
they swell up in the sun
their not as good as coconuts
they swell up.....................

no i will get barred must not do the coconut song
 
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Speaking to my boy :

Pineapples come from Kenya
Peppers come from Holland

There was more, but couldn't remember it !
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"pineapples traveling 648 miles"

I'm sure Africa is further than that.
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