School to buy washing machine for dirty children..

#21
Yeah but then you're into the whole minefield with half caste kids of whether you use Ariel for Whites or Coloureds.
Seems to be no problem in the far East .... ... the young lady is delighted with the results of the wash ...

 
#22
There'll come a time when the trampy kids hold the whip hand over the clean kids and like the Romans I foresee that the corridors will foam with much Bold.
 
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#24
Not a new thing in anyway. I few youth clubs have them on the side for "emergency" use. Some on constant go. Don't blame the kids but anyone can have children. You get checked out more by the digs home when you want a 2nd hand dog.

There are some out there that are useless feckless twunts and need culling.
 
#26
My wife worked at and then was head of a couple of PRUs in our area ( before moving on to a vastly more challenging type of school ) and what you say is so true. Ok, some parents did try and some were akin to the poor of the sort when I was young; no money, struggling to get along but fierce and proud and very houseproud. However, the later generations have not acquired that ethic, their priorities are so much more materialistic and the children suffer, as a result.
If she’s still involved in that type of work get her to look at the BLESMA community programme, knackered buggers like me come round talk about us and teach adversity and resilience to the kids. Most importantly it’s FREE.
 

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#28
I'm just going to say in all seriousness, just how low is this country of ours going to sink? I nearly put stink, but I just can't believe things have got so bad.
These low life who can't keep their children clean need some sought of education. I do hope social services are keeping a close eye on the welfare of these kids because if they are allowed to go to school in such bad order what the hell is going on at home behind closed doors?
I feel sorry for the innocent kids, the parents need a kick up the bloody arse and that's putting it politely.
 
#29
Just for the sake of adding this:

If a school buys a washing machine to wash the kids uniforms it will be worth looking at the area the school is in and where the parents live.
While the 'outrage bus passengers' will blame the parents for being lazy, feckless or dirty etc there are other reasons that can lead to laundry problem.

In some areas there will be a sizeable percentage of kids living in temporary accomodation such as a hostel, B and B or hotel, none of those would allow the parents to have a washing machine, and many would only have a small hand basin. Thus with no sink, draining board or drying facilities this makes clothes washing difficult.
Launderettes are becoming less common but are also expensive and not an ideal place for small kids to have to spend a few hours at a time while clothes are washed and dried.

While some people are in temporary accomadation through their own fault there are also people there through no fault of their own in any way.

Just have a think how well you would manage to wash and dry your own clothes in any of the hotel rooms you may have stayed in.

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There will still be parents who piss their money up against a wall and send their kids to school in dirty clothes despite having a washing machine at home, but if this helps someone like those living in a hotel after the Grenfell fire, or a parent in B and B having escaped a violent partner it can only be a good thing :)
 
#30
Just have a think how well you would manage to wash and dry your own clothes in any of the hotel rooms you may have stayed in.
Absolute nightmare, I had to break the door off a washing machine in a hotel apartment which Thales had rented for me in Dubai. There was no way I was missing that flight, or leaving my shreddies, shorts and T-Shirts behind.
 

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#32
If she’s still involved in that type of work get her to look at the BLESMA community programme, knackered buggers like me come round talk about us and teach adversity and resilience to the kids. Most importantly it’s FREE.
I'll do that. However, the school she is at presently is tough. One pupil - aged around 11 - had to be brought in a car, sedated, with two escorts. He has 2 and sometimes 3 to one supervision. Still, it may be a startling wake up call for some of the kids.
 

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#34
I think it's ok as long as you leave it on 30C and don't use the spin cycle.
Mum used to give us a couple of runs through the mangle first, we were quite flexible after that.
 
#35
I think you have all been taken in by this and are completely missing the real point.

After having a meeting to discuss this at staff level, they will choose a large commercial grade machine such as a Meile.. On the grounds that it would have to take quite a big wash load as there are quite a lot of kids in the school. Purely as coincidence it will be large enough to handle bedspreads, duvets and suchlike.
Washing the clothes isn't the end of the matter as it's the drying that takes the time. So they will also get a large industrial size dryer. Which as pure coincidence will also be able to handle the large bedspreads, duvets, etc.
Someone will have to organise finding the kids with dirty clothes, stripping them off, washing the clothes and so on. This will lead to someone local being taken on for the job, as the teachers will be too busy, being teachers.
The new person taken on will be asked; "When you get a moment, could you bung in my bedspreads as well?"

So it's for the teachers benefit as much as for the kids.
 
#37
I'm just going to say in all seriousness, just how low is this country of ours going to sink? I nearly put stink, but I just can't believe things have got so bad.
These low life who can't keep their children clean need some sought of education. I do hope social services are keeping a close eye on the welfare of these kids because if they are allowed to go to school in such bad order what the hell is going on at home behind closed doors?
I feel sorry for the innocent kids, the parents need a kick up the bloody arse and that's putting it politely.
I blame the Russians.
 
#38
If penniless Africans & Indians can send their kids to school over miles of plain, white shirts and uniforms immaculate, (we have all seen this on TV documentaries) then the average Brit with running water can do the same.

Sink, soap, scrub?

I accept that money is very tight for a number of households, but this is really not like buying caviar.
They can afford the latest iPhone , tattoos , take away food , food for the staffie , a car, a giant fish tank and 50 in flat screen telly but not a washing machine ?
 

Gout Man

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#39
#40
I'll do that. However, the school she is at presently is tough. One pupil - aged around 11 - had to be brought in a car, sedated, with two escorts. He has 2 and sometimes 3 to one supervision. Still, it may be a startling wake up call for some of the kids.
We are quite flexible and fit around what the school needs, a workshop is an hour and has an activity for the kids, but we often just give talks and bring out resilience. The stories are diverse, one block lost his legs and nearly his arms because of a ham sandwhich.
 

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