SFG College pupils in positive mood as they return to school
Education / Fri 15th Sep 2023 at 06:43am
SIR Frederick Gibberd College returned to school on Thursday morning after an extended school holiday due to the school building on Tendring Road being shut down over safety concerns.
But on a bight blue morning the pupils seemed in very optimistic mood.
Here is a series of interview with pupils as they went into their school grounds.
Another pupils wrote to us with their reflections on the day.
They said: “It was my first day back at SFG today, a week late because of the closure of the main school building, because they found out it was dangerous.
I confess I enjoyed the extra long holiday, the online work set didn’t take much time at all. But it’s good to be back to see my friends.
I’m not in Year 7, so we aren’t bussed to Mark Hall, we are using temporary classrooms. They are about the same size, perhaps a bit smaller than our old classrooms. But they are bit bare and the walls are very thin. I think next door could hear all the noise we were making.
The canteen has a fabric roof, it’s bigger than our old canteen, but it’s still too small. We can’t eat outside because it’s still a building site.
“I think the teachers were amazing, they made it feel like a real school even though we were in these temporary classrooms”.
That’s the spirit.. can-do..will do..👍
Incredibly impressive bunch of young people.
Top quote: "The canteen has a fabric roof, it’s bigger than our old canteen, but it’s still too small." Clearly, the design of the original modular building was as poor as the construction. The Department for Education are at fault for this.