Friday, January 2, 2009

The world is going mad... again!

One to go in my 'the world is going mad' pile...

Word 'school' is out for Sheffield primary | Education | "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'."
I'm going to comment on this story... but first, I'm going to put my children in the place for sleeping and cover them with the device for keeping them snuggly at night. After that, I will use the facility for domestic descent to enter the room for relaxing in and then park my backside on the multi-person venue for sitting. (Bedroom, duvet, stairs, sitting room and sofa are have negative connotations in the brave new world of 2009)

Do the children at the 'place for learning' wear 'place for learning uniforms', eat 'place for learning dinners' and go on 'place for learning trips'? I have visions of parents, on hearing their children have got a place there going 'do they mean they're going to school then?'

2009, the year that didn't look like it was shaping up to contain much in the way of common sense by the time January 2nd rolled around... :o)
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