Very well known Exeweb poster
- Jun 19, 2005
- Hampshire. Heart's in N Devon
This has been an urban myth for years.Conker competitions at school. At Hosworthy Comp we had one every year, I guess Health & Safety wouldn't allow it nowadays.
If you're right, Do any schools have them nowadays? Genuine question.This has been an urban myth for years.
There was one school back then which organised a tournament and provided safety goggles to the kids.
The Daily Mail and the rest of the 'PC gone mad' crew picked up on it and claimed that there was a 'ban on conkers'.
Not up to speed with what schools have but this seems to suggest that it is the kids themselves who may have been losing interest.If you're right, Do any schools have them nowadays? Genuine question.
Consigned to history then like British Bulldog and the odd mental teacher who'd was happy to punch or throw stuff at you?Not up to speed with what schools have but this seems to suggest that it is the kids themselves who may have been losing interest.
Conkers were once irresistible to generations of children who put them on strings to enjoy playground conker fights. But, as record numbers of conkers fall from trees, the trend appears to be falling from fashion. BBC News Online asks why.www.bbc.co.uk
And you always had that one kid at school who had a 90er and could sniff out a baked conker from 200 yards. If your conker was declared baked by him not only were you shunned from all competitions but you were a social pariah too forever accused of being a conker cheat.Did you bake them in the oven or pickle them in vinegar to harden them up for the contest ?