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What subjects do you think schools should add
I was talking with my son just before the holidays and some of the things we were discussing happened to be subjects he thingks should be introduced after talking with other people, in various groups and youth groups.
Some of the things he came up with to these groups was after discovering how little other pupils were aware of, or understood. So he would like an old fashioned home economics class (I suppose I made it sound better than it was lol) he thought when we had to learn basic household budgeting (regardless of wether your parents taught you at home ) basic cooking skills, not flavourless or 4 differnet types of pancakes, one veg soup with only 2 vegetables in it and told how to make cookies and brownies which would be great snacks but does not ensure you eat healthy. @Topkitten you made me think of this after the over weight post earlier.
Also sewing skills, I told my son how we had to learn to sew both hand and machine, which they have never done at school. it is very much throw out and replace instead of fix and mend.
He also thinks a couple of basic courses such as learning to change plugs, how to unblock a sink, how to check over your car should be part of it as too much is put on academic rather than practical and he felt a lot of pupils would stay on if there were more practical classes and not just p.e.
We noticed online the other day a school boy in England is currently trying to get sign language taught in schools, which my son thinks he is going to try and promote here as it is a useful language and opens up so much more for both hearing and non hearing people.
Any other subjects anyone thinks should be brought back or should be introduced for todays kids.
life is too short to let others make you miserable.