Thursday, December 21, 2006

Neon Chicken and Rubber Duck 3rd draft script part eight

Pt. 8 British Education System with Any Luck

This book is dedicated to Nye Bevin
1. The old school tie used to mean something
2. Now place is filled with hooligans and binge drinkers (John Vickers, aged 22, was convicted for the offence of murder in the course or furtherance of theft. He murdered a 72 year old lady, who was the shopkeeper at the premises he was attempting to burgle. He was hanged at Durham Jail on 23 July 1957. Ruth Ellis, aged 28, was the last lady executed in the UK. Her trial at The Old Bailey and execution at London's Holloway Prison on 13 July 1955 aroused great public interest and coverage by the newspapers of the day. This contrasted with the lack of media interest in the case of two other ladies executed before Ruth Ellis: Louisa Merrifield in 1953 and Styllou Chrisofi in 1954. Mills was charged with Mabel Tattershaw's murder. He was under the illusion that he had conducted the perfect murder. Mills met Mabel Tattershaw at a local cinema and arranged to meet the following day. They met at Sherwood Vale, where Mills hit her before strangling her. At his trial, forensic evidenced linked the fibres found under the dead women's fingernails with the fibres of Mills suit. Mills was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by hanging. Gunter Podola was the last person executed in this country for the murder of a policeman. Such a crime was a capital offence under The Homicide Act 1957. During the period 1900 and 1975, 33 men serving with London's Metropolitan Police were murdered on duty)
3. What do they teach them in schools?
4. I’d like to know…
5. discipline gone, just a rabble

6. Barbarians at the gate what!
7. Youth are the unlucky generation. No tie with past times
8. 200 dialects spoken at one Early Learning Centre alone. What sort of building blocks are these? (This year's league tables of England's primary schools confirm the government missed its targets for the results of Sats tests children took in May)
9. Rubber Duck thinks: I don’t believe this, I agree with him

11. “A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.” William Wordsworth b. 1770 d. 1850

12. “And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic mills?”
William Blake b. 1757 d. 1827
14. All gone, this is not how is was supposed to be…
15. intelligence and endeavour should improve our collection (1944 Education Act: free universal secondary education. Education in England is the responsibility of Department for Education and Skills at national level and, in the case of publicly funded compulsory education, of Local Education Authorities)

16. Rubber Duck speaks: Access to education makes over lives worthwhile, enriches existence, we have to make a stand
17. I am not talking about No place
18. I’m talking what we could achieve if we work together (You may have heard that universities and colleges can now charge new full-time students up to £3,000 per year in tuition fees. But, don't worry as you can now get a tuition fee loan so you don't have to find the money for your fees before or whilst you're studying)

19. So unlucky – Narrator: tear forms in Neon Chicken’s eye (According to Barclays, top-up fees will mean average student debt rising from £18,000 for students graduating in 2004 to £34,000 for those graduating in 2010. That estimate was made before universities declare what top-up fee they will charge. According a Guardian survey, two-thirds plan to charge the maximum possible! Small wonder that fewer school students want to apply to university — making a nonsense of the Government’s stated aim of getting more people into higher education)
20. Narrator: Chicken is beaten to death by gang of Rats using baseball bats and police truncheons (B/W graphic image)

Colour drains from the story over the 20 spreads to a B/W graphic conclusion (homage to Frank Miller’s Sin City)

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