Marlow pupils celebrate opening of educational 'log cabin'

Pupils celebrate opening of educational 'log cabin'

Pupils celebrate opening of educational 'log cabin'

Pupils celebrate opening of educational 'log cabin'

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SCHOOLCHILDREN celebrated the opening of a new multimedia learning centre last week which focuses on helping those with special behavioural and learning needs.

The ‘Log Cabin’ room at St Peter’s Primary School in Marlow has been paid for using cash raised by PTA members and a grant from technology company SPA.

The colourful learning centre is equipped with interactive whiteboards, laptops and tablet computers to offer extra learning tools for those most in need of a helping hand.

PTA chairman Debbie Glennon helped organise the fundraising and completion of the Log Cabin.

She said: "It’s is not a classroom as such, but an extra resource and somewhere for teachers to give pupils extra help.

"It is in the old music room which had became obsolete, so we looked around at what other schools had and realised it was an important resource for the school to have.

"Holy trinity school have got something similar and were very helpful and supportive.

"It’s been a long project in the making and it’s just great to have it open and available for the children, and for the teachers to be able to take children aside for help with reading or phonics."

PTA members threw a ball in late 2012 to help get the idea off the ground, and have since put over £3000 towards the project, which cost around £9000 in total.

International technology firm SPA, which has an office in Maidenhead, stumped up a £6000 grant towards the room as part of its community programme.

Marlow Mayor Suzanne Brown arrived at St Peter's on Friday to officially unveil the Log Cabin.

the Prospect Road school has around 200 pupils and Mrs Glennon said they will all benefit from the new facilities rather than just those with special educational needs.

And the PTA chairman, who also has two boys at the school, said she is hopeful others in the community can take advantage of the new space.

She said:"All the children at school will benefit but if it can help support the community then great.

"We already have groups using our music room and the log cabin would be a really good space for book groups, sewing groups and lots of others to use."

To enquire about the use of the St Peter’s school Log Cabin room, call the school reception on 01628 472116

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10:14pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Dickitdo says...

Educational Log" Cabin" ! Should read Educational Wooden Shed .It would appear that it is not just the children that require educating . Ovoid lengths of wood flattened top and bottom are not logs,they are ovoid planks . It may have a slight resemblance to a log cabin , but a log cabin it is not. Bit like buying flat pack furniture , furniture it is not, It may resemble it when you have assembled it .But can you really call it furniture ! . Maybe you can if you have low expectations same with this non log cabin. Stop conning kids and yourselves ,say it as it is, It is a nice shed . All that said I really hope that they enjoy it and it serves the purpose for what it was bought for.
Educational Log" Cabin" ! Should read Educational Wooden Shed .It would appear that it is not just the children that require educating . Ovoid lengths of wood flattened top and bottom are not logs,they are ovoid planks . It may have a slight resemblance to a log cabin , but a log cabin it is not. Bit like buying flat pack furniture , furniture it is not, It may resemble it when you have assembled it .But can you really call it furniture ! . Maybe you can if you have low expectations same with this non log cabin. Stop conning kids and yourselves ,say it as it is, It is a nice shed . All that said I really hope that they enjoy it and it serves the purpose for what it was bought for. Dickitdo
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4:09pm Tue 11 Feb 14

June Bailey says...

Dickitdo wrote:
Educational Log" Cabin" ! Should read Educational Wooden Shed .It would appear that it is not just the children that require educating . Ovoid lengths of wood flattened top and bottom are not logs,they are ovoid planks . It may have a slight resemblance to a log cabin , but a log cabin it is not. Bit like buying flat pack furniture , furniture it is not, It may resemble it when you have assembled it .But can you really call it furniture ! . Maybe you can if you have low expectations same with this non log cabin. Stop conning kids and yourselves ,say it as it is, It is a nice shed . All that said I really hope that they enjoy it and it serves the purpose for what it was bought for.
In response to your comment, Dickitdo, thank you for teaching us about the difference between logs and ovoid planks. However, the Log Cabin is just the name of the room. The point of the article is make readers aware of the purpose of the room and its benefits to the children, which thankfully you did just about remember to mention! The room had to have a name, "Log Cabin" gave it a nice theme. I don't think "Nice Shed" has quite the same ring to it, either, do you?
[quote][p][bold]Dickitdo[/bold] wrote: Educational Log" Cabin" ! Should read Educational Wooden Shed .It would appear that it is not just the children that require educating . Ovoid lengths of wood flattened top and bottom are not logs,they are ovoid planks . It may have a slight resemblance to a log cabin , but a log cabin it is not. Bit like buying flat pack furniture , furniture it is not, It may resemble it when you have assembled it .But can you really call it furniture ! . Maybe you can if you have low expectations same with this non log cabin. Stop conning kids and yourselves ,say it as it is, It is a nice shed . All that said I really hope that they enjoy it and it serves the purpose for what it was bought for.[/p][/quote]In response to your comment, Dickitdo, thank you for teaching us about the difference between logs and ovoid planks. However, the Log Cabin is just the name of the room. The point of the article is make readers aware of the purpose of the room and its benefits to the children, which thankfully you did just about remember to mention! The room had to have a name, "Log Cabin" gave it a nice theme. I don't think "Nice Shed" has quite the same ring to it, either, do you? June Bailey
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