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All of this bollocks, and the TT fiasco, and virtually every fiasco I can remember: they all stem from the same place and that is the misplaced sekf-importance of the people who 'rule' the Isle of Man and a lot of people at the upper echelons of our society.

 

We're effectively a town council, but we're run as if we are a proper country, like Germany or the UK or Australia. A lot of what is done here is a cut and paste from across the Irish Sea, there is very little original thinking (thank god!) in the management of our 'town' and, in all honesty, the whole place could be run by simply mirroring a similar sized UK council and matching their strategy, only adapting it where absolutely necessary.

 

This doesn't keep egos in jobs though, so we end up with total over-management, needless tinkering because 'things must be seen to be done' and statements like the one put out here at, what is in reality, a renovation.

 

If the money that was spent on nonsense like this was simply given back to the residents of the Island to spend (on-island, if necessary) or invested directly into the people, we'd all be better off. The years of bounty have been largely wasted and the opportunity to create something better for everyone who lives here has passed us by for now. Instead we're left with a 'not quite as good' version of England. And some pretty countryside, which was there before us and will be here after we've gone.

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Surely the objective is to provide education so they can be useful members of society? Which really means that they are able to support themselves and their future families.

 

It means that, but it doesn't mean just that. Education is about providing the whole range of skills and information and experiences to enable children to survive and thrive in the world. Preparing children for work is actually a pretty small part of that - not least because no one has the faintest idea what skills will be needed when these kids finish their education, never mind through all their working life.

 

Of course in terms of primary school education, seeing it entirely as preparation for future employment is even more ridiculous, which is why this speech was so inappropriate, even without the DED-style bullshit. No doubt those who wrote it and the Minister who read it out were intending the message "Work hard to pay for our pensions, scum. Because we're certainly not going to".

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Perhaps the Minister could explain it in words of one syllable, to give the kids (and some of the parents) a fighting chance of understanding what the **** he was on about?

 

He might if he actually was capable of articulating what the Government spin doctors managed to spew out. You can bet your life that Cregeen didn't write a word of it..

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If DEC supports lifelong learning they should do more to help fund Manx students through their studies

 

As above - and he should have said something like:

 

"We look back with fondness on the great service Demesne Road and Tynwald Street Schools provided for over a century, and thank all those who worked there , not always in the best conditions, to give our children the best start in life.

 

But now they have been replaced by this fabulous school - which has the 'Wow' factor - and which will hopefully be an inspiration to young children going here and make them happy in their time here. And I hope that will give them the enthusiam, to enjoy all their schooldays and help them to achieve the very best they can in the future"

 

 

And so on. So it goes...

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If DEC supports lifelong learning they should do more to help fund Manx students through their studies

As above - and he should have said something like:

 

"We look back with fondness on the great service Demesne Road and Tynwald Street Schools provided for over a century, and thank all those who worked there , not always in the best conditions, to give our children the best start in life.

 

But now they have been replaced by this fabulous school - which has the 'Wow' factor - and which will hopefully be an inspiration to young children going here and make them happy in their time here. And I hope that will give them the enthusiam, to enjoy all their schooldays and help them to achieve the very best they can in the future"

 

 

And so on. So it goes...

Lol, you should ask some of the staff about how *they* feel about the new school! It must be hard to teach pupils when you can hear what's happening in the next class! Open plan so they can all get along together - which just happens to be a dreadful way to get the most out of a 'sardine can'!

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Judging by the Minister's statement you would think we are turning into some capitalist children academy manufacturing State, not opening a new primary school...

 

I mean, who writes this shit??? I know the Minister wouldn't have been capable of writing this rubbish..

 

Declaring the school open, the Minister said the Programme for Government promotes lifelong learning, to meet the Island's economic and social needs.

'If we want our children to continue to be high achievers, and to contribute to our ever diversifying and growing economy, we need to give them the best possible start in life and nurture their interest in learning at primary school,'

he said.

Gosh

 

This is almost as good as the road resurfacing angst relating to Douglas Promenade.

 

Honestly guys, its good for a laugh but ..is there nothing too trivial ?

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i think the forum, the media in general, is looking for the next big buzz after the rob callister mhk ded tt screw up thing

 

2017 budget - will Alf grasp the nettle etc. or just find a big can and kick it down the road...

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