Hello and good morning, it’s me your Bearded Captain, leader of all Beards, flag bearer of all Beards on digital and digital broadcasting media, I am that Beard who tries to make people laugh and I am that Beard who tries to make people smile.
My Shining Bearded Knights, I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and your Beards! Brothers, I want to talk to you about an important issue in the life of The Bearded Captain. My Beloved’s I want to talk about the things they didn’t tell you in school!
Razor blades being expensive, save time and the environment by not shaving! As good of a point this is, Drama, with the greatest respect isn’t the most necessary skill, but then one of my class mates wouldn’t be in Hollyoaks or Midsummer Murders (cameo) if this wasn’t there.
The skills, what they could have taught in school is money management, I am not talking business degree, what I mean is that when you have your pay check at the end of the month, you’re smart and savvy with your money.
Yours truly, could of done with such lessons. Thankfully Mummy Malik, reigned me in. At 16, you go into college and for most, the bank of mum and dad is what they rely on, there’s no skills of how to learn to stand on your own two feet.
Yes, there is food tech classes. In hindsight, although it was not a strong subject, I wish I didn’t ‘forget my apron’ as often as I did. My cookery teacher had a rule, if you forgot your apron, you can’t do it, so conveniently I forgot to pack my apron.
Cooking, was arguably made more glamorous celeb chefs like Gordon Ramsey or Marco Pierre White for example. Although it ties into money management, the concept of bills after bills is usually the only mail you get as an adult, or in my case parking fines! *cries*.
A child, is a bit more oblivious to this and not really taught this at all. Sex education is taught in schools. For some parents it’s a grey area, but actually this is something I agree with in principal. One under rated subject is foreign languages, whether it be French, German or any other language.
There is nothing more annoying when someone goes to a foreign country and makes no effort to learn the language, that’s the height of all ignorance. Another good thing, was a career officer (that’s what they were called in my day) would come into school.
I wish there was media studies for year 10&11. There might be in other schools, but at the time (might have changed now) there wasn’t one in my school. For handyman skills, like plumbing wouldn’t have gone a miss.
Just before you say, but there was woodwork, I know and that was a good thing, but this should have been broadened. Learning skills like being an electrician, good thing to have no? Teachers don’t get enough credit, they’re playing a role in shaping the children of today, ready for tomorrow.
The Captain salutes you for that, it’s over and out from The Bearded Captain.