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Free school at the club - One for jenny

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:01 am
by princes town
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/201 ... sfeed=true

i'm going to raise this with Jenny Chapman. I did hear about a free school being touted at Mowden Hall so maybe this is something that could be investigated. I am even sure she has talked about this in westminster. Clearly, it is not Labour policy but she seems a pragmatic type of lady.

I would have thought this invite could have gone to clubs outside the premiership including Darlington who have massive space. I haven't been round all the premises in the club so I wouldn't know if it could ever be transformed into school like surroundings nor do I know a lot aboutfree schools/academies. Others on this site are better qualified to comment.

Re: Free school at the club - One for jenny

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:06 am
by Christophano
While the idea behind this is admirable, how would the club profit?
Also, they'd probably prefer more stable clubs (if that label can be applied to any club) rather than one in its third administration in a decade.

Re: Free school at the club - One for jenny

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:20 am
by princes town
Christophano wrote:While the idea behind this is admirable, how would the club profit?
Also, they'd probably prefer more stable clubs (if that label can be applied to any club) rather than one in its third administration in a decade.

Yes, a key point on the economics and there are many issues that need t be considered. Taking away the community benefits, presumably the school would pay a fee to the club to use the premises and even services. the commercialisation of the club would require all week use of the premises. I'll try and get hold of Mr Gove's letter cause you may be right he might be thinking clubs would do this for nowt.

Re: Free school at the club - One for jenny

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:36 pm
by snowscape
I take your point, that all revenue streams must be explored, but rather than a school, maybe a room to use as a field study centre, based around football, I suppose similar to FiC. Field study to incorporate pond dipping, study of flora/fauna, species habitats, etc.
There may be financial rewards to be had, plus additional young people in and around the stadium, could lead to some of them coming along to matches, with parents in tow.

Re: Free school at the club - One for jenny

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Re: Free school at the club - One for jenny

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:28 pm
by banktopp
snowscape wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:36 pm
I take your point, that all revenue streams must be explored, but rather than a school, maybe a room to use as a field study centre, based around football, I suppose similar to FiC. Field study to incorporate pond dipping, study of flora/fauna, species habitats, etc.
There may be financial rewards to be had, plus additional young people in and around the stadium, could lead to some of them coming along to matches, with parents in tow.
Snowscape and Merlin. where are they now ? Tell us Andy

Re: Free school at the club - One for jenny

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:48 pm
by AndyPark
I’m sure he passed away sadly.

May he rest in peace.