Swanage First School, Dorset, UK.

‘Save Our School’ Swanage First School, Dorset, UK. http://www.sos-swanagefirst.co.uk/index2.php

News 2/9/2009  

BHA welcomes withdrawal of plans to close the only non-religious primary School in Swanage

The BHA has given a cautious welcome to news that Dorset County Council has withdrawn its plans to close Swanage First School. Alison Stephens, a parent governor at Swanage First School who was involved in the campaign to save the school, commented, ‘We are pleased that Dorset County Council are reconsidering, but it is very early days and we are hoping to work closely with other Swanage schools to ensure a positive solution for all and the very best educational future for our children.’ 

Last year the Council put forward proposals to close the Community School, as part of plans to re-organise education in the area. Had the plan been accepted it would have meant that the nearest non-denominational Community primary school to Swanage would have been over 15 miles away, forcing many families in the area to send their children to a faith school. The BHA assisted the community led campaign against these plans, including by attending meetings in Swanage itself to support local efforts. You can find out more about our ‘faith schools’ campaign here

Barack Obama – Inaugural Speech: the tolerance of ‘no-belief’ or ‘non-believers’, is not available in (primitive) Education UK.The only other choice is a Church or Faith School.

Parents: reported, and shown, on BBC TV, ‘Object to sending their children to a proselytising Church or Faith School’, which is the only choice – if the secular Swanage First School closes, by a silly government order. P.N. 67% of British parents ‘don’t want Church or Faith Schools’ and 83% think that, ‘religion does more harm than good’!


"Never has so much power been in the hands of so few" – UK. "We don’t think that your child can keep within the ethos of our School".  http://www.dorsetforyou.com/media/pdf/q/l/Junior_-_Middle_School_Transfer_-_Sep_09.pdf
Ref, Stanley Milgram. 
"Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

‘Lying To Children’  http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/2007/11/lying-to-children.html Stephen Law.

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/humphrey/amnesty.html "What Shall We Tell The Children?"

British Humanist Association http://www.humanism.org.uk/site/cms/contentViewArticle.asp?article=1590 

BHA facebook  http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/British-Humanist-Association/26806660922 


"The children of today will have a totally different ‘mental’ world from ours – it may be completely unrecognisable". A friend who teaches physics to the brightest at a Grammar School. 

"History proves that mental worlds differ through the ages – completely". Notes of Grandpa (Jim) Anthony.

‘The Ascent Of Man’ DVD – ‘The Long Childhood’  http://www.bbcshop.com/History/Ascent-Of-Man-DVD/invt/bbcdvd1608

Schools breaking ‘admissions law’ (should they have to be told everything? As if, they are the little children, and with all the stress that they have caused parents, esp – from the so called ‘moral and religious communities’ involved with schooling in the UK) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7661554.stm

Selfish ‘adults’…The aggressive pursuit of personal success by adults is now the greatest threat to British children, a major independent report on childhood says. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7861762.stm

"Living with our modern day jesters".  http://luckyme0.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A18BF3FCC5E126A2!1919.entry

Uganda Humanist Schools 

http://www.ugandahumanistschoolstrust.org/ Ref, Church Schools and Faith Schools UK – Learning a palatable school ‘Ethos’ from Africa. Africa Humanist Schools Trust 

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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