Oh, lucky Peterborough

A new £46.4m City Academy for 2,200 pupils (yes, that’s what it says) opening in Peterborough this Autumn is being built without a playground:

“We are not intending to have any play time,” said Alan McMurdo, the head teacher. “Pupils won’t need to let off steam because they will not be bored.”

…The academy’s timetable will be tightly structured and exercise for pupils will take place in PE classes and organised games on adjacent playing fields. There will be a 30-minute lunch period when pupils will be taken to the dining room by their teacher, ensuring they do not sneak away to run around.

McMurdo said refreshments, often taken in break periods at other schools, could be drunk during the school day. “[Pupils] will be able to hydrate during the learning experience,” he said.

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One Response to Oh, lucky Peterborough

  1. James says:

    I am utterly lost for words. Well, for words I’m prepared to use in mixed company, anyway.

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