Tuesday, May 27, 2008

You lucky thing!

A school has ordered hundreds of bananas in a bid to improve its pupils' performance in exams.

is also being played in preparation sessions and lavender-laced tissues are being given to nervous pupils, at Whitecross High School.

The efforts taken to pacify the tensed student and the attention to detail in that quest is laudable - a teacher from the school said on TV that they are distributing the bananas precisely 45 minutes before the exam so that the banana is digested well before the exam and the brain doesn't have to compete for blood supply with the digestive system!

Even after a couple of banana boosters and the lavender sniffs every 15 minutes, if you failed to make the cut, not to worry, you could still get by. Here's how
If students feel that they were disadvantaged in the process because they had a lot of stress in their personal life on the exam day (mother hospitalised, father drinking all night), students would be awarded bonus marks to compensate for their disadvantage.
I know someone who missed out the CAT bus in 2006 in India, all because of a full-bladder-during-the-exam stress.

And if that's not enough, if you are lucky, you could 'win' a fortune as well.
Schoolchildren given the wrong GCSE and A-level grades could collectively be awarded millions of pounds in compensation under a government proposal, an exam board has said.
Calicut University in India would go bankrupt in a jiffy if they were to give out even 100rs per error!

If the average stressed-out kid in India gets to read this, I am sure s/he'll curse his luck and would prester his parents to move to the UK. Well, I would have cried my eye-balls off for these luxuries in my schooling.

Now, isn't that something worth a deep sigh?


rakuboy said...


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dinu said...

talk about stress.. I have written 12 exams in 6days in 10th class..

Rinchen said...

Was I schooled in the wrong place!!! Kids these days dont know how lucky they are.

Vimal alias Khan said...

But Priya, may b its the 'tough ' system, of which we were a part, made us strive hard to achieve for more n made us what we are....

N full-bladder-during-the-exam stress, i m sure that someone wouldn't have been the only who has experienced it in life :)

Girl With Big Eyes said...


Same pinch. And not to mention the summer heat that makes you reel!

It's all relative, isn't it?

tsk tsk. Sorry to hear that! :)

Arun Sundar said...

Lucky brats.

Macadamia The Nut said...

Hmmmpfffh!! I'd have given my left earlobe for all this!

When I first attended school here I was literally waiting for the axe to fall every other second. I coulnd't accept the fact that they could make school life so beautiful for you :|

Admiral Fagin said...

I hate exams and I dont think bananas will help :|

Talking about calicut university, you can pass if you crap enough - Always. I miss that laxury nowadays :|

Girl With Big Eyes said...

Yup, most of them seem to be considering that there are few days without a teenage crime hitting the headlines.

You like your left earlobe so much? :)
Lucky you, at least got to experience it for a while.

Admiral F,
I don't miss that. I am glad I am old enough not to have to sit down for any more exams. Yippeeeeeeeeee

Rinchen said...

Ala F.R.I.E.N.D.S. - "Its all relative!!!" :D

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

I really really WISH that something like this happens in INDIA! But then as u said, that'd be a big kick on the treasury of our country! So let it be like what it is :)

Viajero said...

Is it a ploy to attract the Indians to migrate to UK? I strongly feel so ;)

Girl With Big Eyes said...

Of course. One of the fundamental principles of life that make people do the things they do!

I'd say it'd be a big hole on the pocket money the corrupt politician who helps himself from the govt's coffers as he pleases.

Yup! I run an illegal immigration service by the side, you see. Interested? :)