New hope for Chetwynde School in Barrow as £500k rescue plan is launched
Last updated at 13:13, Friday, 30 March 2012
A LIFELINE was thrown to closure-threatened Chetwynde School last night when a £500k plan was launched to save it.
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It really saddens me to hear some of the close minded comments made, and unfortunately it is this very attitude that could prevent any campaigning to save such a great school and undoubtedly the best within the area.
As a Chetwynde past pupil and I can honestly say that these preconceptions that all Chetwynde parents and pupils are of superior wealth and spoon fed are misplaced; the extremely wealthy at Chetwynde School are in the minority. The majority are made up of ordinary parents that struggle and strive to give their child the best they can. Furthermore, there is more to school education than exam results and grades. Chetwynde also builds self esteem and respect of other piers; to accept differences and people indeed from all walks of life that may not have had sufficient support elsewhere. The amazing members of staff that work tirelessly and take the time and patience required to ensure that each child is known individually by name and character. The diversity within Chetwynde is one of its great strengths, although people may assume it is elitist it is in fact non-discriminatory, its pupils are taught to value and appreciate the opportunities that are offered. Chetwynde brings the best out in everyone and celebrated individuality whether that is singing, swimming or simply achieving a personal best.
Regardless of whether some pupils will be lucky enough to go on to receive private education elsewhere is irrelevant it is about saving the future; the youth of Barrow and wanting the best for them, which Chetwynde offers. The Chetwynde community and spirit needs to be kept alive!!!!
feel free to use wealth to purchase large cars, big houses, free range eggs and whatever else you want but equal access to opportunities is a basic right for all. We choose to organise ourselves into societies to produce the greatest overall benefit to the greatest number of people. Very happy to see the demise of this institution - now inconvenienced parents .. perhaps you will take an interest in the future of state education.
Ironic really, that state schools are staying open and private ones closing at a time of public sector cuts and Tories in power.