Government exam factory for Peterborough

The Thomas Deacon
Academy currently being built in Peterborough,
Cambs, replacing 3 state schools, has been likened to a nightmarish Government
exam factory. 

Tony Blair's vision of City Academies has the hallmarks of
communist style forced education. When the building is complete, there will be
no playground for the children to exercise in, no breaks, and a  working day from
8.45 till 4.30 with only a 30 minute lunch period. 

Prospective pupils and their parents only learned at a
meeting last week that although the school will feature such innovations as a
“wetland eco-pool”, it will not have a traditional outdoor area where
children could play games or run around.

Miles Delap, who is the managing the project on behalf of
sponsor Perkins Engines, added: “For a school of this size, a playground
would have had to be huge. That would have been almost uncontrollable. We have
taken away an uncontrollable space to prevent bullying and truancy.” Playing
fields won't be fully complete until the old school is knocked down. It could
be a year until the cricket green is seeded properly.

Sarah Teather, the Liberal Democrat education spokesman, said:
“I am stunned. This does not sound like a school, it sounds like some
nightmarish Government exam factory. Without a playground this school will have
behaviour problems and miserable pupils.” She urged parents to put press
for changes.

The Department of Health in its usual pass the buck, nothing to
do with us method said: “We do promote health and exercise in children but
it doesn't have to take place in the playground.”


Could you imagine a worse possible place to put your children
to be educated, by private business, with a Dept of Education that doesn’t want
to know, where years ago Labour would have fought to end the exploitation of
children in this way.


NuLab – Destroying the minds of Britains


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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