Yesterday I posted about my concerns over YouTube suddenly adding adverts to the school channel and, as I later discovered, also appearing before and over the top of the 'Welcome to Porchester' video. After lots of digging and work by Kevin McLaughlin (@kvnmcl), (please note that that is appreciated greatly), it looked like the ads were appearing because the school was showing a video with copyrighted material.
Anyone who has read the articles I have posted on this site over the years will now how I feel about the filtering service that schools are subjected to when they go online. It's no secret that I think it's draconian and too rigid.
On a Friday in school, we have a 'creative' afternoon. Some children have Ukulele lessons, guitar lessons or recorder lessons. We also have our singing practice on a Friday afternoon, a music lesson and in lower school we also have a chance to do some research of a topic.
Back in 2008 I worked at a school in Nottingham City. It was a nice school. A caring school. A Victorian school. A school with character. It sat in the middle of the city, in a densely populated area, that had for several years before slowly become more and more student oriented.