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MostlySunny wibbles, "When I was 11 I got an A for my study of shark nets - mostly because I handed it in cut out in the shape of a shark."

Do people do projects that don't involve google-cut-paste any more? What fine tat have you glued together for teacher?

(, Thu 13 Aug 2009, 13:36)
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I was waiting for a topic like this to come up after my visit to my sons parents evening at the end of last term.

As we were shown the pile of information the teacher was explaining to us the latest class project that they had just finished to create a perfect village using a mixture of papier-mâché, cereal boxes, yoghurt pots,plastic bottles etc etc.

“You can probably guess which one was designed by your son” replied the teacher in a sarcastic tone(We haven’t really seen eye to eye since the dream diary incident I mentioned in a previous QOTW reply)

Looking at the village I was thinking, does she mean the school that’s has shcool written on? Maybe the post office that’s looking deformed…..ah

I had found it

In the middle of the picturesque village with a playground, post office, shcool and swimming baths was a volcano lair, complete with bottle top glass dome, matchbox gun turrets, partially painted airstrip and yoghurt pot deathtraps for would be intruders- this must have taken him ages to complete and I will say that I was impressed.

Unlike my wife who pretended to be shocked at the whole thing I asked the teacher if it would be coming home with him over the summer (I was planning on adding a few pipe cleaner-skeletons on the beach for him during my week off).

The bad news is that the island won’t be coming back to my house until September as its being used for some schoolwide project that’s due to be shown sometime after school re-starts.

I will probably pass on a few more “creative plans" for his island before he goes back.

I love being a dad.
(, Thu 13 Aug 2009, 16:11, 11 replies)
Volcano lairs are BRILLIANT!
When I was barely into double digits, any time I came across a large sheet of paper I loved nothing better than drawing a section plan of a volcano lair. The volcano would always be an island, so would have submarine and minisub docking facilities underwater, the "chimney" would house some kind of rocket or space shuttle, and the rest would be filled with a labyrinthine warren of control rooms, barracks, machine gun and missile posts etc.

Hang on a sec, there's a big pad of A1 paper sat right next to me now...
(, Thu 13 Aug 2009, 16:30, closed)
Do it!
And see if we can get an image challenge out of it - ludicrously aggressive technical drawings - space stations, volcano lairs, floating fortresses, mega-tanks etc.

I too did this a lot at school, but favoured mega-tanks which had internal runways and more guns than the US Navy.
(, Fri 14 Aug 2009, 22:55, closed)
times infinity plus 1!

Suggest it in the image challenge suggestion thingy!
(, Mon 17 Aug 2009, 11:25, closed)
Your son is obviously going to be an evil genius
if he needs any henchmen could you put in a good word for me?
(, Thu 13 Aug 2009, 16:49, closed)
Will do
If you had any odd talents (that could be used in a lethal way)he would probably hire you as his personal assasin.

I must stop letting him watch Bond movies
(, Thu 13 Aug 2009, 16:55, closed)
I can bore people to death, how's that?
(, Thu 13 Aug 2009, 17:02, closed)
I'll put it in the suggestion box but I think he has a number of relatives that can do that too
(, Thu 13 Aug 2009, 17:22, closed)
I build lasers as a hobby.
I could see it being helpful.
(, Sat 15 Aug 2009, 8:50, closed)
Pipe cleaner-skeletons
they'd improve ANY school project.
(, Thu 13 Aug 2009, 17:49, closed)
Stop the QOTW
we have a winrar!
(, Thu 13 Aug 2009, 20:00, closed)
I love it!
I can only hope that whatever sproglets I eventually father (and know of) are just as inspired. *clicky*
(, Mon 17 Aug 2009, 11:38, closed)

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