Friday, 15 November 2019

Let's Think About... Booklet (1971- )

The Let's Think About... booklet was published by Scarfolk Council Schools & Child Welfare Services department in 1971. It was designed for use in the classroom and encouraged children between the ages of five and nine to focus on a series of highly traumatic images and events.

Parents and teachers assumed that the booklet was based on psychological research but it had no scientific basis whatsoever. The booklet's medically untrained author was one of the dinner ladies from the council canteen before she was fired for attempting to slip strychnine into bowls of blancmange.

Despite the scandal, the booklet remained on the school curriculum for many years and the author was invited by the council to pen an updated edition from her prison cell in 1979.


9 comments:

  1. Much of American school curriculum is designed in the same manner.

    Scarfolk leading the way again

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  2. I don't know if this is yours. It looks like yours but it doesn't have a watermark on it. Is it yours? Did you make it or use it?

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DA03fXCy4ACVxeiHuavs6puD_mxxhimh/view?usp=sharing

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    1. This looks like a Viz creaion...

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    2. http://viz.co.uk/2015/12/29/know-youre-something-2/

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    3. LINK FOR VIZ PLOX

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  3. Welcome back. My life has been hollow without you.

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  4. In London above the entrance to Barbican tube station there lives a tame mountain gorilla named Milky. His name is Milky because he loves milk chocolate.

    The next time you’re at Barbican throw some Cadbury up on the roof and perhaps you will be fortunate enough to see him wave to you!

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  5. Hi there!

    I’m making a student film set in the 70’s and would love to use your material to decorate scenes as this blog has always made me laugh.

    Please let me know if you’d be cool with this! Of course you’d be credited (the project isn’t commercial and wouldn’t make any money).

    Cheers!

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