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PostPosted: 15 Sep 2014, 00:44 
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Someday I may write a drabble set in a modern British or Austrian Chalet school (writing about Switzerland is not for me). Would sub-prefects have been seen as antiquated and abolished by then, with all sixth form prefects equal? At least, they'd presumably be called something slightly different. I know how the CS justifies the difference between subs and full prees, but think it's a silly hierarchy thing.

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I don't know about sub-prees being antoquated now but I don't think they were excluded from.prees' meetings.


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I don't know about sub-prees being antoquated now but I don't think they were excluded from.prees' meetings.


No, they attended CS prefects' meetings I'm sure.


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2014, 06:55 
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I actually think the idea of sub prees seems quite a good one, as then people don't just go straight into full authority without any period of learning from other. Our prefects were only in the last year of sixth form, and apart from the fact that everyone was so busy with A levels then that they couldn't really focus on much, it meant that they only really got the hang of things by half way through the year, which again didn't help much as that was also the time that exam meltdown needed to start.

We had joint Head Girls though, rather than just one, which I think is a good system, allows a couple of role models and representatives not just one.

I'm just starting writing about a 2014 Chalet school as part of my Walking among Headstones drabble, and there would be some interesting differences I think, even while the school probably would have kept a lot of it's traditions, health and safety rules would be quite different !

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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2014, 08:56 
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We had sub-prefects at my small state grammar school in the 1950s. Prefects were from both Upper and Lower 6th depending on numbers that particular year. It was a one-form entry, and may didn't stay to the 6th. There were only 3 of us by Upper 6th (+ 3 more 3rd year 6th), but Lower 6th had about 12, so some prefects came from there - also sub-prefects.


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I think that they would still have had sub-prees. As Beecharmer said, it gives them an opportunity to learn how to be a good prefect.

Joint Head Girls sounds like a good idea. I shall think about it for my modern-day one - at school, we have three or four "Senior Students", which, as a visitor once said, is essentially the same thing. They're going to be chosen from Year 11 now, since we don't have a Sixth Form any more. I am *not* going to be picked...

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Well I still think sub-prees are pointless, many would probably have been form prefects before anyway. Though as I posted before, my school did have three head boys and/or girls, presumably partly to equalize the genders. :)

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PostPosted: 09 Jan 2015, 20:28 
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Pointless or not, EBD wrote them in, so you'll have to put up with them :lol:

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Yo guys! Can anyone think of any drabbles about Robin? Sellenger was asking on the other thread…I'm struggling to remember anything except Liss's Romanov drabble, and I haven't time ATM to rummage around the SDL/archives - and I'm sure some of you have better memories than I!

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No, but have posted a link to Liss's Romanov drabble in the other thread...


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PostPosted: 01 May 2015, 21:22 
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My mother's people, by Alison H tells of Soeur Marie-Cecile (Robin)'s visit to Warsaw to meet some relations.

I'm sure there is another one, about someone visiting her in Toronto, possibly Con Maynard, but I can't recall who wrote that one,


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That was me as well :lol:. Poor Robin, neglected by all her devoted friends and relatives!

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I *thought* it was you, Alison, but couldn't recall the title, so couldn't check properly.


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You could go to the index of archived drabbles , at the top of this forum, and do a Control + F search for the word Robin?


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