‘Save Our School’ Swanage First School, Dorset, UK. http://www.sos-swanagefirst.co.uk/index2.php
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The BHA has given a cautious welcome to news that Dorset County Council has withdrawn its plans to close Swanage First School.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’!
‘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
"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