Friday, 17 May 2013

External Environments matter too!

Visiting a primary school last week, I was really quite depressed about the state of the external environment.  Yard upon yard upon yard of fencing, some quite unnecessary and which gave a real prison feel, through to some old fencing which was in such a state it was positively dangerous. It also looked shocking!  (see photo)

I simply asked the question about what message it gave the young students? - it says lots about dilapidation, not caring, a lack of engagement with the pupils....  why should they care if their school looks like this.

Fortunately I was there because the very new Headteacher really does want to make a difference, especially to the outside environment...   it would be great if I can post another picture in a few months time which showed something so so different!

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