Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Is this the best....?

Amazing views from the playground...
Is this the best ............. view from a school playground?
I travel all over the place, yesterday in Redcar, tomorrow Blackburn, but today I went to Portland in Dorset to discuss the new Academy sponsored by Professor Stephen Heppell.
The meeting I was attending took place with a group of Headteachers at Underhill County Junior School. The meeting was really great but what really blew me away was the view from the primary school - it was sea front with the most fantastic views over Chesil Beach, from the school, from the classrooms and the playground. I am sure it can be windy at times.. but the view was just to die for. As the Head said, it was easy to take it for granted, but so many people would love it...... I bet the pupils don't realise how great it is!!
There are so may staff all round the country who would just love to work and be able to see this view at the same time!!! I could have stayed and looked at it for ages. We are constantly stressing that external views are vital for all - this is a great one........
Views aside, the plans for Portland are ambitious and exciting... they will be world leaders.... meeting with people dedicated to doing amazing and challenging things with their learners is really just so invigorating.... this is going to be just a fab project.
The fab view from the pupils door to the playground, (before the sun started shining)
Another view from the playground.... the two dots in the sea are divers.. and the sea was COLD!!!!

7 comments:

Claire O'Gallagher said...

I enjoy your blog Gareth, this looks great - best view from a school playground bar one I've seen, and that's Elgol Primary on the Isle of Skye - check it out!

Gareth Long said...
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Gareth Long said...

Thanks for the comment Claire - I will try to check it out one day......

G

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