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Offline Baz

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Holyhead Primary Schools
« on: Monday 21 September 2015, 1410 »
As a former Thomas Ellis pupil I cannot help feeling saddened about this latest news report which confirms that Thomas Ellis, Ysgol Y Parc & Llaingoch schools will close, paving the way for a new larger 11M primary school to be built instead. Three other primary schools on Anglesey will also close.

Did you attend a primary school in Holyhead ? if so which one ?

What is your reaction to this news.

Apologies if this has already been discussed.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 September 2015, 1814 »
You forgot Llainy's. It was called Reform.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 September 2015, 2100 »
You forgot Llainy's. It was called Reform.

Ha ha !

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 September 2015, 2016 »
This proposed combination of three schools is bound to cause traffic chaos of a morning.

Where is the new school to be sited? (I can't see the linked news item.)
Not waiting for the others.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 September 2015, 2137 »
I think it will be on the site of the old cybi school.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 23 September 2015, 2138 »
I think it will be on the site of the old cybi school.

Nanon is right, it will be opposite County School.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 26 September 2015, 0753 »
St Mary's not on the list. I went there for about 4yrs, then Llanfawr.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 27 September 2015, 2127 »
St Mary's not on the list. I went there for about 4yrs

Apologies for missing out St Mary's ! all three of my children went there until I moved to the Isle of Man.

I've now added St Mary's to the list.

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 27 September 2015, 2138 »
I've selected Llanfawr, I went there more years than I went to st Mary's......and I couldn't pick two  ::)

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #9 on: Monday 28 September 2015, 1029 »
I think it will be on the site of the old cybi school.

Nanon is right, it will be opposite County School.

Torchy's having a fit. She lives very close to the location and is worrying about how busy it's going to get.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #10 on: Monday 28 September 2015, 2049 »
I don't think it's a very good idea. Much further for parents to get their little ones to and from school. Most children at an appropriate age will start walking to and from school by themselves. All part of growing up you could say. With the new school it'll be too far for many to be left alone to walk the distance for fear of their safety.

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 28 September 2015, 2102 »
I don't think it's a very good idea. Much further for parents to get their little ones to and from school. Most children at an appropriate age will start walking to and from school by themselves. All part of growing up you could say. With the new school it'll be too far for many to be left alone to walk the distance for fear of their safety.

Yes, little children living on the mountain used to walking to Llaingoch school will have a long walk , likewise those little ones in Treseifion used to walking to Thomas Ellis will have a long walk up to South Stack Road.

Back in 1979 my parents moved to Walthew Avenue and I had to walk to and from Thomas Ellis every day. I was 9 years old then - I remember it being a slog so if I'd been 6 it would have been worse.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #12 on: Monday 28 September 2015, 2246 »
RB has never gone to a school close by. We moved to a very nice area to bring her up in, but by the time she was old enough to go to primary,mthe catchment area had been reduced to the other side of the main road. So, instead of being able to walk to school, she had to take a five mile trip in the bus.  Now the secondary is even further away.
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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 29 September 2015, 1041 »
Here, I don't think you have to attend the school that is in your catchment area, your parents can apply for you to attend the school of their choice. If you are accepted or not is a different matter. I think that is why some schools haven't got as many pupils as they could have, eg  you have children that are in Thomas Ellis catchment area, but attend Kingsland school.

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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 29 September 2015, 2146 »
I blame the teachers
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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 13 December 2015, 0826 »
The new electrical contracting company I work for has won the contract to wire up the new 11M "superschool" so I may well be working there !

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #16 on: Monday 14 December 2015, 1711 »
Not on the chairs I hope...
Not waiting for the others.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #17 on: Monday 14 December 2015, 2001 »
Not on the chairs I hope...

ha ha !  ;D

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #18 on: Friday 31 March 2017, 2224 »
Well pawb, I've been working on this new school project since November 2016 and it's drawing to a close. Completion is scheduled for the end of May. I am currently inspecting all of the new electrical circuits (there are hundreds of them !) and in the coming weeks I will be producing an electrical safety certificate.

As stated in earlier posts I cannot help feeling saddened at the closure of the primary school I attended in the 1970's, Thomas Ellis.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #19 on: Friday 31 March 2017, 2310 »
I heard it had become infested with Bazpuns and they had to pull the place down.

[Insert pun here]
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Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

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« Reply #20 on: Saturday 01 April 2017, 0931 »
I heard it had become infested with Bazpuns and they had to pull the place down.

[Insert pun here]

Oh Wils it's been heavenly working on that building site ! New victims tradesmen and construction workers arrive every day who have never heard bazpuns. The scousers have impressed me the most. I started with the infamous chicken tarka pun again the other day and the scouser shot back "it's [aaaaaarggghhhhh! PUN ALERT!] a little otter" before I had even finished giving the answer ! The site manager likes me as I have been boosting morale on the site for months by making people laugh, however the other day he did stop me from grabbing the PA system microphone in the reception area and bazpunning every single room in the whole school.

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« Reply #21 on: Saturday 01 April 2017, 1235 »
I can only hope there weren't any kiddie winks around at the time.
Even now
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Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

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Re: Holyhead Primary Schools
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 01 April 2017, 1335 »
I can only hope there weren't any kiddie winks around at the time.

There were a few but they ended up getting arrested for resisting a rest

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« Reply #23 on: Saturday 01 April 2017, 1640 »
It's no wonder we're living in a credit crunch.
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.