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Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by a1gunner, May 27, 2008.

  1. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    how many of you have tried teaching a kid before?

    instead of sailing today i was hloding a long rope tied to a boat and was teaching a kid how to sail it,

    i went without a sail but i had fun showing a kid a new skill:)

    i was up to my neck in water for about an hour but it was worth it:D

    tomorow the rope comes off and he sails solo, hope i taught him enough:p
    its quite nice to pass on knowlage (anyone with any remarks to my brain can shut up);)

    i'l probably sail and just see what they have learned but its always nice to have someone listen to you and want to tap into your information base.

    while were on the sailing bit it cost me 125 quid in parts to fix the boat.
    and thats just pullies and rope and end fittings.

    stick to shooting, believe it or not its far far cheaper!
     
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    i Used to get schools on the survival courses the kids were a total nightmare they don't listen talk back think they know it all and do your head in. :mad:

    It's a bit like talking to a1 :D
     
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    yea they can be if they arent interested, but these were still young and if they didnt want to turn up they didnt have too.
    kids are like that if they dont want to be there.

    i still cant get over a parent trusting me to hold on to their son while he sails a boat:D
     
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    I'd rather send my kid to stay with michael jackson than trust you to look after them :D
     
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    he's a nice chap if you meet him, i spent the night with him once, he's a very gentle person:D
     
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    That explains a lot about your personality :D
     
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    kids are usually the best to teach to no bad habits. i was a casting instructor for 20 odd years if you get a complete novice or kid they seem to learn quiker
     
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    yea know what you mean.

    when i first strarted with my metior i knew nothing and just shot it with no technique.

    joined a club for three lessons and i practiced that and i got much better
     
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    Yeah i think if your teaching a kid who's interested and wants to learn then thats very true the problem is kids who aren't really interested
     
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    same with my sailing, never been in a sail boat in all me life. here i am a year and a bit later racing for the club:)
     
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    Have to admit, don't have kids or want them, would not have the patience to teach them. Probably in a minority here but I love animals and don't go much on children, probably because the mischevious little Censored next door has put me off of them by throwing stones at our car and generally being a thorough pain in the butt :(
     
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    im much nicer than that:D
     
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    yeah but you don't have any neighbours to annoy :D
     
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    I've taught kids to fly model aircraft and helicopters, it's really rewarding to see the look on their faces when they realise they CAN do it.
     
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    And the look on there faces when they crash them :eek:
     
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    we have one young lad at the club who is a bloody good shot!!!

    for some reason though his parents struggle to keep him out of trouble at everything else?

    they love bringing him to us as they know he behaves himself and shows respect to those around him, still a cheeky sod though,:D
     
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    Sounds a bit like me when i was a young un
     
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    Haven't had a one damaged in all the years I've been tutoring. It's not in how they learn, it's in how you teach. You gotta know just when to let them solo.
     
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    well done mate!!!!!!!!!!! its great to teach kids stuff i was a Boys brigade youth leader for four years a i found it very rewarding. ID stil be there if it was not for work and family comitants
    Best of luck to ya keep up the good work
     
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    i'll be doing a proper instructor course sometime next year, as part of that i will be on a VHF corse and a first aid corse.
    already done my power boat corse. have to do a saftey boat course too.
    then i can learn to be an instructor.

    just another few feathers in me cap:)
     

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