Today’s Guardian has a wonderful piece on a new ‘school’ to be opened in Sheffield this coming Monday.
A new £4.7m primary school in Sheffield is facing criticism for dropping the word “school” from its title after governors decided the term had “negative connotations”.The headteacher of Sheffield’s Watercliffe Meadow, Linda Kingdon, said the south Yorkshire school, which is due to open on Monday, will instead be called a “place for learning”.
Wikipedia gives a wonderful definition of ‘school’ noting it to originally mean ‘leisure’ ! Whereas, much more profound perhaps, the online dictionary merely states ‘an educational institution’.
It is interesting to read the comments on the site … it just means that the word ‘school’ carries too much baggage with it for 21C purposes.
… and the Daily Mail reports … here
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by: LASZLO ILYES