Skip to comments.New toilet design to tackle bullying
Posted on 05/02/2007 6:11:01 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
UNISEX wash basin areas could be built in schools to help tackle bullying.
The move is part of recommendations covering schools in England being rebuilt or refurbished as part of the Government's £45bn Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme.
BSF aims to rebuild or renew every one of England's 3,500 state secondary schools during the 15-year lifetime of the initiative.
The new guidelines were issued by the Government agency responsible for delivering the programme, Partnerships for Schools.
Toilets in Schools was published earlier this month and details new toilet block designs to be incorporated into all BSF schools.
It is hoped the new designs will combat bullying in secondary schools and make toilets more attractive, cleaner and safer for pupils to use.
The agency recommends making hand-washing areas unisex and more visible and placing toilet blocks opposite classrooms and staff to improve the way they are supervised.
Gravesham Teachers' Association secretary Brian Chadwick said: "Any improvement which helps reduce bullying to a minimum is something we would support.
"But this would only be the tip of the iceberg and we would expect schools to have checks in place to deal with bullying anyway."
Councillor Michael Snelling, who represents Gravesham Rural at Kent County Council, said: "The real problem with toilets is they are enclosed spaces but I think this can be designed out when we're building schools for the future."
As well as overhauling the design of toilets, the BSF programme will address anti-social behaviour through further design features.
Dead-end corridors and dark corners will be avoided and the general visibility in all parts of schools will be increased.
Other recommendations include having blurred glass cubicles and not having urinals.
Partnerships for Schools chief executive Tim Byles said: "Toilets in BSF schools will no longer provide bullies with places which lend themselves all too readily to anti-social behaviour."
Fat nerds with a shiv....now, that’s a force to be reckoned with!
Muslims don't use them. Muslim men squat to urinate, therefore they (the urinals) are dirty and offensive and must be removed.
“The real problem with toilets is they are enclosed spaces but I think this can be designed out when we’re building schools for the future.”
Socialists are so funny!!!!!
“Muslims don’t use them. Muslim men squat to urinate”
Seriously. Apparently the prophet squatted, therefore all good muslims do.
Well, at least we can’t say they don’t know squat.
Their “prophet” must have been gay.
That could be because the teachers were hurting their necks as they attempted to spit way up to the American flag, so the janitors just took it down.
What I remembered of that bathroom, it was pretty nice. They had cool water faucets and sinks - contemporary design in addition to the urinals you see. Go into the next room, they have their sit down toilets, very nice with a full length door that closes into a door frame, no cracks where the occupant can be seen. Most public bathrooms in NZ were pretty nice and the people who design our public bathrooms here in the USA can learn from the Kiwi’s on this. When I came home from being in NZ for three weeks, I went to use the bathroom at LAX airport, already known for being a dump, it was very depressing to come back.
Interesting, the white boy is wearing a “rainbow shirt”. Kind of a subtle thing for the mud packing/lickity split lifestyle.
LOL ...coming back stateside from NZ would be depressing ...LOL ...even without the comparisons of “terlits.”
I suggest these. They can be used for foot washing as well.
You forgot to mention the fact that universities are putting in “Transsexual” bathrooms as well. Islamic wash basins, “Transsexual” bathrooms, whats next???
Yep. I was bullied............once.
I can see how some bathrooms could be fixed up, but this is goofy. There is such a fear of being offended as though it is the worst thing in the world. I think the goal of these people are to eventually have one bathroom for all people, men, women, and those questioning their sexuality (who now are getting their own bathroom).