Recorder - I had this model. Had to learn it in school. The course was called recorder karate and we got colored string tied to our recorders as belts when we played a song with less than three mistakes.
Top of the Pops. with DJ's Noel Edmonds and Tony Blackburn. A weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's music singles chart.
Making pom poms - I remember going around our neighbourhood and knocking on people's doors (totally irritating, I imagine) asking if they had any spare wool so I could go home and spend hours making pompoms!