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jax_1 Posted on 3/7 20:25
F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Did either or both of you go to the college open day today?
If so, how did you get on?

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 21:07
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

I did indeed, it was very helpful. I have now changed my mind and I'm going to do sociology instead of history.

jax_1 Posted on 3/7 21:15
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

That's good Nat
What changed your mind about the courses?
Main thing is, do you think you will settle in ok in September?







Hope you remembered to go feed the ducks

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 21:22
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

It was that hot Jax, I nearly went for a swim with them! Got the baby god daughter all weekend though, I'll take her to feed them, she loves them.

I think I'll settle, I felt at home and I feel ready for college now. I'd go back tomorrow if I could. In fact, I thought the induction day should have been spread over two days so you got the chance to sample more lessons! I decided to do sociology instead because it links well with psychology, and (like psychology) is good if you want a career working with people like I do

jax_1 Posted on 3/7 21:32
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Well I'm really glad that you got something out of the day Nat and that you felt comfortable there, good for you for making the effort.
You probably made the right choice as far as your course is concerned, the two do combine better but a shame that you would miss out on history, unless you do that as an evening course maybe?

LOL @ you wanting to get in the pond with the ducks, have spent many happy hours near that pond but never once found out how deep it actually is, thankfully

Best of luck with your course though, I hope it all works out very nicely for you.

Any news on sponsorship for your trip?

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 21:42
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

I sold 5 tickets out of the 10, so it wasn't all bad! Even though I couldn't attend the race night, I won a box of choccies.

Next event is bagpacking at Sainsbury's Middlesbrough in Late August!

jax_1 Posted on 3/7 21:44
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

So how much do you need to raise personally now?

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 21:51
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

I'm not sure, I've paid 400 so far and none of the money raised through the various activities (Boxing Day Dip, Racenight, Bag Packing etc) has been shared out as yet. Last time, the trip cost around 1600 and the kiddies had to pay just 600 and the rest was covered by the activities. Fingers crossed!

jax_1 Posted on 3/7 22:05
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Yeah Nat, fingers crossed for you. How long before you are likely to find out - will they give you enough time to raise any extra that you need, do you think?

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 22:09
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

He's organising events by the plenty! Received an email off him saying he's got my Great North run sponsor forms ready... Junior Great North run that is!

jax_1 Posted on 3/7 22:11
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

LOL Nat, you go girl!
I'm sure some of us here will sponsor you for that.

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 22:18
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

It's at the end of September, best get in training now.

jax_1 Posted on 3/7 22:20
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

LOL yes but you'll find if worst comes to worst, you'll be able to walk it in about 2 hours, maybe just a little longer, which isn't so bad.

Incidentally nat, can peeps donate things for you to take to the school - books, sweets etc?

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boro_jade Posted on 3/7 22:22
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Hiya Jax, my mam rang the college this morning and there was no answer, and on the letter I had to return I had to fill in which lessons I would be going to, because they didnt know my mam said it was probably to late.. so I didnt end up going I was a bit gutted actually because I was thinking about it and got my hopes up to go, and Im already a bit unsure of the courses I want to take so it would of helped!

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 22:24
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

At 2 miles Jax, I hope I can make it in 2 hours

Jade, you could have just come along, they weren't bothered about the letter as they didn't take a register or anything.

jax_1 Posted on 3/7 22:26
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

LOL Nat Is it only 2 miles?

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 22:28
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

It is, I'm not worried though because in 3 weeks I'll be doing a 3 mile 'un in the boiling hot sun in Mallorca!

boro_jade Posted on 3/7 22:28
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

I thought that might be why they wanted to know what classes you would be going to so they could do a register? .. I wasnt going to go but after thinking about it for a while I started looking forward to going.

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 22:31
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

I don't think they're holding another one but I'm not sure so you could ring them up to double check.

There was no register, that Rosemary Smith woman just welcomed us and then we went off to the lessons. It was worthwhile, I was dead nervous but not anymore.

boro_jade Posted on 3/7 22:33
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

I dont think they are but Ill double check..

What courses are you taking Nat?

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 22:34
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Well, before today I was taking:

Geography
History
Psychology
English Literature

But after today I'm taking:

Geography
Sociology
Psychology
English Literature

What about you?

boro_jade Posted on 3/7 22:37
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Psychology
Sociology
Media Studies
English Literature

.. but Im not sure whether I want to take media studies or art, thats one of the reasons I wanted to go today to help me decide.. and to try and get to know people before September, Im going there totally on my own and Ill be panicking when its dinner time

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 22:38
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Don't go to the canteen, 95p for a bottle of coke and 1.50 for a plate of pasta. I'm off to Acklam Shops me.

jax_1 Posted on 3/7 22:40
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Won't you 2 girls be in the same classes some of the time?

boro_jade Posted on 3/7 22:42
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Suppose we could be, taking 3 options the same..

Natarli1 Posted on 3/7 22:42
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Most likely I think. All depends on how they sort it out.

Boro85 Posted on 3/7 23:21
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

I did Media Studies at A-level at St Marys. Best thing i ever did, watched tv and movies in alot of the classes (that or reading newspapers). We did however have to write alot of essays and so on, but it was fun and i learnt a hell of alot.

Plus in first year i made a 30second intro to a gangster thriller, and in second year a music video to How You Remind Me. Both ive still got and both are absolutly brilliant . Making the music video awesome.

boro_jade Posted on 3/7 23:41
re: F.A.O. Nat/ Jade

Sounds quite good Boro85, I like both and media studies would help me more for the type of job I want when I leave but I would enjoy art more, I cant decide!!