Does she have an ambition?
I ask this, because for the first few years at school I worked hard, always wanting to be top of the class, seeking teacher's praise, etc. Then, aged 10, I got a bit bored and started to cruise through the final year of junior school. I thought you went to school until you were 16, then if you were clever, you got an apprenticeship at ICI or British Steel (I grew up in a village near Teeside), if not, you did what you could or signed on.
Then, the moment that changed my life: On last day at junior school, our techer gave each of us one of those Liquorice Allsort "catherine wheel" sweets (the coil of liquorice with the bobbly sweet in the middle). At the end of the day, she asked my best friend and I to stay back. I thought we were in trouble, but couldn't think what we had done to get detention on the last day! Anyway, she said that she had two sweets left over, and Colin could have one so long as he promised to help his parents with their farm 'cos his dad was ill. I could have the other on condition that I went to university.
I had no idea what "university" was, or where I might find one. But I did know that the sweet cost a week's pocket money. And, good Yorkshire lad, I wasn't going to give up that amount of money easily. The next day was shopping day in the local market town. Mum had the habit of leaving my brother and I in the Library for 1/2 an hour or so while she went round the market buying the veg, etc. So, this time, instead of going straight to the childrens' section and reading an Asterix or a Tintin book, I went into the scarey reference room and looked up "University" in the encyclopedia. There was a picture of a Cambridge college (King's, I think). So I decided I was going to go there.
That ambition kept me motivated right through secondary school.
Oh, and yes, I did. I studied Engineering Science then Manufacturing Engineering, based at Corpus Christi College.
WOW!!! What a story
My son at primary wanted to be a doctor and did so all the way till GCSE's, my daughter wants to be an actress, now I now that if Julie Roberts or Emma Thompson didn't want to be one they'd not be so rich, but wat's the chances eh!! not a lot, so she needs something to fall back on if she doesn't make it big.
You can't buy happiness but you can buy a bike and that's pretty close
Sneaking in components behind hubbies back Shhhh!!!
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1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp