New outdoor play area at Mabe primary school

Falmouth Packet: New outdoor play area at Mabe primary school New outdoor play area at Mabe primary school

The youngest children at Mabe School are now able to extend their learning outdoors after a new covered, weather-proof area was officially opened last week.

The extension to the early years/year one classroom is considered a real asset to the school and will be much-used over the coming years.

Head teacher, Paul Hayes, said: “Although this extension alone will not increase the school’s current capacity, it will greatly improve the early years foundation stage provision and learning environment.

“Research suggests that outdoor learning complements indoor learning and is equally important in a child’s development, especially in their infant years. The construction of a rain proof |outdoor space will provide a better transition between the classroom and the playground and offer an alternative learning environment to be used by the whole class or smaller group of children |throughout the school day. This is especially important in a mixed aged class with differing |curriculum requirements.”

The new extension, which was built by Shane McCartney Property Maintenance, was officially opened by Norma Sanders, a teaching assistant and governor who has dedicated many years to the school.

“When we were thinking about who was going to open it, one name kept coming round and everyone had the same name on their lips,” said Mr Hayes. “Norma has worked with the children for many years, especially with this age group.”

In addition to the new extension, the school will soon be welcoming a new children’s play shed which has been donated by Truro Portable Buildings of Longdowns.

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8:46am Sun 8 Dec 13

molesworth says...

There's no 'comment box' attached to the story about this school, Mabe, installing sloar panels so I'll comment here.
I don't like them. They are a terrible eyesore and I understand that they're not even that effective due to our levels of sunlight at this latitude.
There's no 'comment box' attached to the story about this school, Mabe, installing sloar panels so I'll comment here. I don't like them. They are a terrible eyesore and I understand that they're not even that effective due to our levels of sunlight at this latitude. molesworth

9:37am Sun 8 Dec 13

PR Helston says...

Solar panels are awful and are ruining the look of the many old buildings including schools.
Solar panels are awful and are ruining the look of the many old buildings including schools. PR Helston

9:49am Sun 8 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I contemplated commenting on another article because the actual article I wanted to comment on had no comments allowed, however, I refrained from doing so because I thought I would respect the decision of the Packet not to allow comments on certain articles. I imagine the reason no comments are allowed on some articles is because they are of a controversial nature and unfortunately I believe not everyone is as responsible as molesworth in the comments they place.

I think that is a brilliant idea to have an outdoor covered area for the school which can be utilised in many ways, especially for children of those age groups.
I contemplated commenting on another article because the actual article I wanted to comment on had no comments allowed, however, I refrained from doing so because I thought I would respect the decision of the Packet not to allow comments on certain articles. I imagine the reason no comments are allowed on some articles is because they are of a controversial nature and unfortunately I believe not everyone is as responsible as molesworth in the comments they place. I think that is a brilliant idea to have an outdoor covered area for the school which can be utilised in many ways, especially for children of those age groups. Gillian Zella Martin 09

12:16pm Sun 8 Dec 13

PR Helston says...

I see what you're saying Gill but what's wrong with controversy and what's wrong with leaving comments on here that some people might not like? why take the comment facility away from some stories and not others and who decides what's best to comment on and what isn't. You could have a story about a known controversial issue and no one comments on it and then you could have a simple story like the one above about the play area in the school and someone could post a comment saying something awful or rude about it, so I don't see what the difference is.
I see what you're saying Gill but what's wrong with controversy and what's wrong with leaving comments on here that some people might not like? why take the comment facility away from some stories and not others and who decides what's best to comment on and what isn't. You could have a story about a known controversial issue and no one comments on it and then you could have a simple story like the one above about the play area in the school and someone could post a comment saying something awful or rude about it, so I don't see what the difference is. PR Helston

7:11pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

PR Helston wrote:
I see what you're saying Gill but what's wrong with controversy and what's wrong with leaving comments on here that some people might not like? why take the comment facility away from some stories and not others and who decides what's best to comment on and what isn't. You could have a story about a known controversial issue and no one comments on it and then you could have a simple story like the one above about the play area in the school and someone could post a comment saying something awful or rude about it, so I don't see what the difference is.
I believe there is nothing wrong with controversy providing a controversial subject is approached by all parties responsibly. As to who decides what should be commented on and what shouldn't, that is of course the prerogative of the Packet to decide.

You say what is wrong with leaving comments that people may not like, nothing I suppose, as we all have different ideas as to of what we approve, however, I believe there is a border line between a comment that someone may not like or agree with and comment that is blatantly rude and consequently not liked for that reason.
I believe it is socially unacceptable to be deliberately rude to anyone.
[quote][p][bold]PR Helston[/bold] wrote: I see what you're saying Gill but what's wrong with controversy and what's wrong with leaving comments on here that some people might not like? why take the comment facility away from some stories and not others and who decides what's best to comment on and what isn't. You could have a story about a known controversial issue and no one comments on it and then you could have a simple story like the one above about the play area in the school and someone could post a comment saying something awful or rude about it, so I don't see what the difference is.[/p][/quote]I believe there is nothing wrong with controversy providing a controversial subject is approached by all parties responsibly. As to who decides what should be commented on and what shouldn't, that is of course the prerogative of the Packet to decide. You say what is wrong with leaving comments that people may not like, nothing I suppose, as we all have different ideas as to of what we approve, however, I believe there is a border line between a comment that someone may not like or agree with and comment that is blatantly rude and consequently not liked for that reason. I believe it is socially unacceptable to be deliberately rude to anyone. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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