Thursday, 12 March 2009

The Shed

I visited a very successful Sixth Form College yesterday and had a fab meeting with senior staff about learning in the future and the implications for both them and students. It was really inspiring to see such positive and constructive ideas coming out, in addition to their ongoing discussion on their dedicated learning wiki.

What did suprise me though was my arrival for the meeting. Lots of people all over the world who are involved in designing new (and remodelled) 21st century learning environments mention the importance of a welcoming entrance for students, staff and visitors. I totally agree with this.

I was met by a very pleasant security man. The surprise was the fact that he was having to lean out of a window of a wooden shed to do so. It really was quite bizarre and something I have not seen for a very long time, let alone in a school this century!

I know that this particular college is hoping for a new building - if there was ever a case for better facilities being needed - here is a great example. They deserve it.

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