The chalet school and ofsted?

(457 Posts)
thebody Sat 01-Dec-12 11:56:56

Aibu to wonder what Ofsted would have made of the Chalet school.? Any fellow chaletians around?

daisychain01 Tue 14-Apr-15 04:49:41

bilbo regrettably I will have to deduct a house point, St Briavels is Gloucestershire Severn Estuary. We will cover that region in Geography later this term

aloiseb Tue 14-Apr-15 00:50:24

I think this thread died a little at the thought of Joey being in it. (Spirit of the school and all that....wink)

My favourite half term trip ever was the Bournville one, just after the war. I'm still trying to untangle the class division - if that's what it was? between the schoolgirls and the tour guide.hmm

Although they had to sit in a coach nearly all day to get there, Bride, Tom and co got a bag of chocolate biscuits biscuit each which they could choose themselves, as opposed to the box of Dairy Milk each which they would have had "before the war".

Makes you think how low Cadbury has sunk that Dairy Milk is now in Poundland....or those are the very boxes!
<gets unnecessarily excited about proposed trip to Bournville with NCC>

Chaletfan Tue 21-Oct-14 00:22:55

I just found this thread while Googling looking for e copies of Chalet books and have thoroughly enjoyed all 19 pages! I wondered if anyone would be kind enough to share some of the electronic copies as I gave away mine years ago, have limited storage for books and have already bought the GGB e copies, I would be hugely grateful to anyone sharing the Tyrol ones, which are by far the best. You guys should be thankful that Joey isn't a member on here, can you imagine how bossy she would be? :P

DeWee Thu 01-May-14 22:05:48

Joey? Left? And I thought I'd read them all! Which book did that happen in? wink

I think maybe Joey used to be let in to see the girls instead of sex education lessons.... Warning: if you don't use contraceptives loook what you could become....

But she never really left, did she, Louise? All that stuff about still being a Chalet girl when she's 90 years old and gaga, and her slightly obsessive over-involvement with the school and the pupils.

Louise1956 Thu 01-May-14 21:45:14

I liked the first few books, but lost interest after Joey left the school. She was by far the most interesting character.

lessonsintightropes Thu 01-May-14 20:51:27

Anyone else also re-reading the books as a result of this and the 'which school would you have gone to' thread? I am currently re-starting The Chalet School and the Oberland, and have bought the next six... I am trying to reassemble the whole collection. Love this thread grin

Ewieindwie1 Thu 01-May-14 19:57:31

Have just been directed to this thread and spent the last hour laughing out loud. Hurrah for MN!

OohAahBird Sun 19-Jan-14 11:54:32

Pm me NomDeClavier and have a guess grin

clarinetV2 Fri 17-Jan-14 18:40:51

Thanks for that link, Empress. I can see what I'm going to be doing this weekend...

NomDeClavier Fri 17-Jan-14 18:09:15

Weird bird I think I know who you are <creepy> I don't go on the CBB or SDL much now though.

Seriously clarinet, go to SDL. A lot of the stories are far better!

You're welcome, Finn, just keep writing!

clarinetV2 Fri 17-Jan-14 17:44:36

Oh good, this thread is back. Since I last saw it I've finished my CS re-read. My, but the final books are tedious. I read them with an 'I've started so I'll finish' attitude but it took some doing. I seem to remember there was a suggestion somewhere that EBD might not have written the final books - or at least not written them on her own. I could believe that.

finnthejotter Thu 16-Jan-14 14:45:10

Hello Rafa smile thanks for the rec!

(and changed my name from a Fiona Cooper tribute to a Jasper Fforde one).

Finn! Hello!

I'm Rafaella on the SDL, I've reviewed T & M a few times.

Chairchair Thu 16-Jan-14 00:07:50

Hello from another CBBer but of no fame. I wish books weren't so expensive.

finnthejotter Mon 13-Jan-14 22:05:14

Crumbs, I've got a mention on mumsnet! Is this some kind of internet fame?

Thank you, EmpressOfTheSevenOceans - I'm so glad you're enjoying Tea and Militancy. Do I know you over on the SDL?

I see, I thought they were out of copyright. That's completely different of course and not unreasonable at all.

It is a shame. I had hoped the new issue of Autumn Term would have done well enough to spark publication of at least the rest of AF's school stories, but apparently not. I suppose they are just too divorced from the reality of children today. Thinking about it, books of that era also tend to contain a lot of mentions of books and subjects that schools don't teach today (whether Spencer's The Fairie Queen, botany or lacrosse)- at least, not to the age groups that would be reading them.

weirdbird Sun 12-Jan-14 15:10:04

Sorry i explained that badly, the group that had transcribed them is not the EJO society that is now prinitng them, it was not an official group, just a group of fans/friends on a online forum.
Most people would still prefer an actual book to a e-book still. Which is why they are printing them.
Any official group would not be able to offer a kindle version for free unless they had permission from the estate, as royalties have to be paid.

What I find sad with both this and GGPB is that because they have bought the rights to print them, but it is a small just cover the costs, print run so the cost per book is high they will not be found my any new generation of fans.

Whereas a large publishing house they would be back in the shops again.

Thanks. I genuinely don't know if I'm being unreasonable to be annoyed that they've done that and are now charging a fortune for the books rather than letting everyone enjoy them...

Adeleh Sat 11-Jan-14 21:55:21

Thanks weird. Will try Sally's family.

weirdbird Sat 11-Jan-14 21:34:10

There was a group before the republishing rights were bought that transcribed them all, the group has now closed as the books are being reprinted

What Empress said!

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