School bans the word ‘school’

schoolhouse_rocks_by_the_spider1Now this story has to rank pretty high on the “Whats next!” scale …

 

School bans the word school!

THE head of a new school has banned the word “school” — in case it upsets pupils’ parents.

Watercliffe Meadow is known as a “Place for Learning” because staff say “school” has a negative impact on some mums and dads.

The new £4.7million academy in Sheffield, South Yorks, replaced three old schools.

 

Its 481 pupils, from nursery to Year 6, are allowed to wear slippers instead of shoes.

Headteacher Linda Kingdon said: “We decided we didn’t want to use the word ‘school’.

“One reason was many parents of children here had very negative connotations of school.

“Instead we want this to be a place for family learning.

“There are no bells or locked doors. We wanted to de-institutionalise the place and bring the school closer to real life.”

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2091812.ece

 

Lets see … Prisons are no longer prisons but holding facilities for wayward people …. You know the slipper idea seems kinda cool though!

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