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  1. I agree, salaried employees have generally fared much better. I wonder if that is the same in the US?
  2. Peony

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    To wear a mask safely you have to be able to do it without touching it or fiddling so personally I think we were right to follow WHO guidelines for children which take into account risks as well as benefits. Personally I have no issue with those who genuinely can’t wear a face covering and don’t think they should stay home. However those that can safely should and there’s a number of people who could but just don’t want to.
  3. Very interesting, thank you Jan. I think the last time they came was 2016 so I had presumed it had been dropped as a venue. You’ve cheered me up thank you!
  4. My kids have received some very odd and uncharacteristic marks. Total marks have differed by 30% between grades. I don’t know, I think it’s subjective and the marking isn’t very standardised. How do you prove it after the exam though, especially with such a small group. If you had 30 students and they all experienced the same it would be easier. Would they want to retake the exam?
  5. Thanks for the info Jan. it’s Nottingham, so we only got them once a year. Perhaps it’s just not financially viable but it’s a great shame because as a region we get very little dance!
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    Under 11s are exempt although many do wear them. For a quick trip in the supermarket I think the majority of school age kids could wear one
  7. I’d love BRB to visit more regional theatres, they stopped coming to my nearest a few years ago. I’m not totally sure why as it appeared to be well attended
  8. The ones who have everything are probably incredibly rare and destined to be principals. Looking from the outside at documentaries different judges place different emphasis on different attributes. Looking at the vaganova they seem to have a particularly large audition panel which is probably a very good idea. They still have a large drop out rate though, the selection isn’t perfect and children change an enormous amount from age 11 in body and mind. Best thing is not to concentrate on others but to work on yourself as hard as possible. Ballet is so popular that there will always be a huge amo
  9. Peony

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    I presume they weren’t in respiratory distress as you’d probably have an oxygen mask on instead! I agree with Janet, people using excuses should really feel ashamed of themselves for making the life of those genuinely unable to wear them more difficult. When people are out as a couple both unmasked, both ignoring other measures it does rather create the impression that they’re swinging the lead. I’m not sure what the answer is.
  10. Peony

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    I’ve seen a few programs now with guests who’ve said that they are in a work ‘bubble’ to allow them to be close together. Not sure how that works- maybe rapid testing? Hopefully by summer it can be expanded to larger groups of people so that at least our dancers and actors can start working more easily with each other
  11. Peony

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    Christmas Day BBC2- 2 films from the 1950s, 3 series from the 1970s and Victoria wood from the 1990s. Whilst there have been problems this year I do think they could have cast the net wider and come up with better. There are many great series from abroad they could have bought in for a start. Or what about some of the material from their private venture britbox or whatever it is. Or commission some animated works. I find so little to watch maybe the answer is just to get rid of live tv this year!
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    The drones were pre-recorded, I’m not sure about the fireworks though?
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    But surely it’s Christmas and new year which need the programming? Yes the 10 minutes of fireworks were nice but otherwise Jules Holland and the other music concert were not exactly something to sit down and watch with the family. Usually we get a new David walliams and Julia Donaldson for the kids, a couple of newish films, new Agatha Christie 2 parter or similar. Usually people are out over Christmas so new programming comes in January, I just thought it was an error to have nothing over Christmas this year. When there’s a big game on the supermarkets are empty so there is obviously some eff
  14. Peony

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    Can I put the BBC into room 101? If ever there was a year to absolutely pull out the stops it was this year, and there’s practically nothing new at all. With everyone at home on New Years’ eve a film would have been nice. I think it links a little with Alison’s observations above, boredom has set in.
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