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Pritt stick alert!

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DrSeuss Thu 01-Nov-12 17:24:27

Just filled out a lesson plan for my observed lesson and must alert fellow teachers to a previously unconsidered risk. My MFL specific lesson plan asked if the kids would be using scissors or glue. Clearly, allowing a group of Y7s to stick a sheet in a book with a Pritt stick is a dangerous activity!
Be aware!
They could try to sniff it and get a sticky nose. They could stick the sheet in the wrong place. The possibilities are endless!

Pancakeflipper Thu 01-Nov-12 17:27:07

Or they could rub the glue over the their hand and wait for it to dry and then spend the lesson peeling it off ( like a facial but for your hands).

iseenodust Thu 01-Nov-12 17:28:01

Cheap eyebrow waxing ?

Wolfiefan Thu 01-Nov-12 17:29:07

They will lose all the lids and wreck the classroom/cause mortal injuries looking for them!

DrSeuss Thu 01-Nov-12 17:29:43

If I taught DT or PE then fair enough, I need to risk assess. But Spanish? Seriously?!

Notquite Thu 01-Nov-12 17:31:54

The staff at my school in the 70s heard about the dangerous glue-sniffing craze.

So they confiscated our Pritt sticks.

You can never be too careful.

Leeds2 Thu 01-Nov-12 17:51:07

An English secondary school teacher friend of mine wouldn't let her classes use pritt sticks because she said it always resulted in the children throwing them at the ceiling en masse, to see who would be the first to get one to stick.

WofflingOn Thu 01-Nov-12 18:16:23

Risk assessments for all lessons. What an excellent idea. Do you think that I should identify the flickering strip light on every assessment?

TessCowDirect Thu 01-Nov-12 18:21:01

Everybody knows it is the permanent markers that you had the urge to sniff , not the pritt stick.

Even if you did risk getting a black nose.

Kez100 Thu 01-Nov-12 19:09:40

There is one huge risk to a school if there are too many Pritt Sticks knocking about. Someone might stick one up the SLT's arse.

CalmingMiranda Thu 01-Nov-12 19:10:44

Could a standard size Pritt Stck get stuck up your nose. I wonder?

I am tempted to see just how hard it is to have an accident with a Pritt Stick.

Life on the wild side, eh!

AGhoulfromtheCrypt Thu 01-Nov-12 19:12:03

Your school can afford actual Pritt Stick?

<faints>

smokinaces Thu 01-Nov-12 19:12:16

We did the pritt stick on the ceiling thing as teenagers. En Masse. 40 odd of the buggers up there. They stuck for nearly the whole double lesson before raining down. Was bloody hilarious when youre 13.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Thu 01-Nov-12 19:12:38

I reckon someone, at some point, has tried to stick one of these up their bum.

SuffolkNWhat Thu 01-Nov-12 19:13:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DrSeuss Thu 01-Nov-12 21:49:49

And the blurb I was given requires me to teach British values. In my Spanish lesson. So, i shall compromise by taking an Hispanic attitude to the glue (is OK. Is not dead yet.) while checking the box the risk assessment box!

DrSeuss Thu 01-Nov-12 21:53:37

Kez-it couldn't make them any more full of shit!
And they're not Pritt, they're YPO. No cash. None at all. I have 7 for the entire year, then they bollock me because nothing is stuck in.

VikingLady Fri 02-Nov-12 10:38:31

is OK. Is not dead yet

grin

DrSeuss Fri 02-Nov-12 18:59:51

Their grandparents survived a bloody civil war, their parents lived under a dictatorship till the mid 70s. Clearly, Pritt stick safety would be a priority!

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