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New toilet design to tackle bullying
This is Local London ^ | May 2, 2007 | Mark Chandler and Michael Reilly

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."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: allymcbeal; antisocialbehavior; bathrooms; bsf; bullies; bullying; england; eu; europe; euroweenies; genderneutral; greatbritain; hiddenagenda; homosexualagenda; islam; islamists; muslimagenda; muslims; pc; peesittingdown; politicalcorrectness; politicallycorrect; rop; schools; secondaryschools; sexism; sitzpinklers; toilets; trop; uk; unisex; unitedkingdom; urinals; washbasins
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To: EagleUSA
“fat nerds with glasses aren’t a politically viable special interest group”

Ya, but.....

Fat nerds with a shiv....now, that’s a force to be reckoned with!

41 posted on 05/02/2007 8:47:32 AM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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To: -YYZ-
"No urinals? Why not? I know the feminists hate them, because it reminds them of what they don’t have, but wish they did. Other than that...?"

Muslims don't use them. Muslim men squat to urinate, therefore they (the urinals) are dirty and offensive and must be removed.

42 posted on 05/02/2007 9:49:05 AM PDT by Semper Vigilantis (The only poll that matters is done in a voting booth.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“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.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

Socialists are so funny!!!!!


43 posted on 05/02/2007 9:54:24 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Aquinasfan
"We are the worrrrrrld, we are the chiiilldrennnn..."
44 posted on 05/02/2007 10:00:08 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (G*d bless and heal Virginia Tech!)
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To: Semper Vigilantis

“Muslims don’t use them. Muslim men squat to urinate”

Seriously?


45 posted on 05/02/2007 10:01:34 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU

Seriously. Apparently the prophet squatted, therefore all good muslims do.


46 posted on 05/02/2007 10:34:42 AM PDT by Semper Vigilantis (The only poll that matters is done in a voting booth.)
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To: Semper Vigilantis

Well, at least we can’t say they don’t know squat.

Their “prophet” must have been gay.


47 posted on 05/02/2007 10:36:47 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: CORedneck
Japan, maybe Taiwan ... can't recall where I found the pic. This is the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel loo that you correctly recalled ...


48 posted on 05/02/2007 6:26:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (Anything with tires and testicles will cause a woman trouble.)
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To: Aquinasfan
Also, there was an earth flag hanging from the ceiling of the gym, and no American flag.

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.

49 posted on 05/02/2007 6:39:49 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: rainbow sprinkles

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.


50 posted on 05/02/2007 8:53:07 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Aquinasfan

Interesting, the white boy is wearing a “rainbow shirt”. Kind of a subtle thing for the mud packing/lickity split lifestyle.


51 posted on 05/02/2007 8:55:12 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

LOL ...coming back stateside from NZ would be depressing ...LOL ...even without the comparisons of “terlits.”


52 posted on 05/03/2007 3:14:00 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Semper Vigilantis
Muslim men squat to urinate...

I suggest these. They can be used for foot washing as well.

53 posted on 05/03/2007 3:19:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: weegee
Why not just outlaw bullying?

Why not just teach your kids to take up for themselves?
54 posted on 05/03/2007 3:32:42 AM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: weegee

You forgot to mention the fact that universities are putting in “Transsexual” bathrooms as well. Islamic wash basins, “Transsexual” bathrooms, whats next???


55 posted on 05/14/2007 10:33:05 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: deaconjim
Why not just teach your kids to take up for themselves?

Yep. I was bullied............once.

56 posted on 05/14/2007 10:37:28 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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).


57 posted on 05/14/2007 10:30:55 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Hunter/Thompson)
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