On 13 Jun 2016 at 4:24pm Spicey T wrote:
Thank goodness LOGS are investing in the YMCA. It is falling down! Check out the LOGS website for how it is going to be improved...
On 13 Jun 2016 at 4:58pm Claire wrote:
They're not investing in the YMCA. They're investing in a small number of privileged children.
On 13 Jun 2016 at 5:47pm Nillage Person wrote:
It's fun to stay @ the YNCA
On 13 Jun 2016 at 5:49pm Jester wrote:
On 14 Jun 2016 at 2:21pm JMMM wrote:
Read their website. They are intending to accommodate existing local groups as far as possible. They have been using the YMCA for years and have every right to buy it. It is better in their hands than in the hands of some developer without a conscience. The kids are not privileged. They have as much right to a good education as other children. If only the government would seek to emulate the good things about private education rather than just knocking it, then all children would have a good education, not just an average one. Are you proud of British Education? I'm not. The parents of LOGS kids pay their taxes AND pay for education leaving budget available for children whose parents can't or, in many cases, won't make that choice.
On 14 Jun 2016 at 3:05pm Ben wrote:
What a load of sh**e. The Range Rover snobs just don't their posh brats mixing with the lower classes. It's got nowt to do with education and everything to do with connections into the right kind of families. Just take a look at the posh brat hairstyles for starters.
On 14 Jun 2016 at 3:16pm SPICEY T wrote:
That just about sums up the prejudiced attitudes of a lot of people about private education. If you actually knew any of the kids and their families personally you would realise that they are not as privileged as you impIy.If everyone were to be judged according to their haircut then how would society work (although I suppose it would be more simple than those complicated socio-economic indicators! I suggest you take the advice above and read the website. LOGS has been part of Lewesian life since 1512. At least there won't be a load of rabbit hutch houses built on the site....
On 14 Jun 2016 at 3:33pm JMMM wrote:
If only state education were better, there would be no need for private schools. There are some countries where state education is so good private schools are not necessary. There is such a lot of twaddle on this forum from the same old prejudiced individuals. If I didn't know better, I would think Lewes was full of a load of ignorant people who knock anyone who expresses any sort of opinion at all. Of course there are some rich kids at LOGS but the majority of them are from very ordinary families.
On 14 Jun 2016 at 4:51pm Ben wrote:
Ok then. Explain why, in countless affluent London suburbs i.e.Wandsworth and Earlsfield the local state schools are full of middle class kids whose parents can easily afford private education. The standard of education is average at best, but little Noah and Jago are mixing with their own social class which negates the need to pay for a private education to keep them away from the plebs. Im afraid I question anybody's morals if I see them driving a brand new Range Rover, a vulgar display of wealth at the very least. And before you throw in the sour grapes card, I am more than able to afford to send my kids there and drive a dickhead car.
On 14 Jun 2016 at 8:39pm Leftyleft wrote:
My kids at logs, I have a crappy car, their hair cuts are pretty average and I'm a bit lefty , ooooh spicy!!!!
On 14 Jun 2016 at 9:01pm Belladonna wrote:
Most of the town send their kids to Priory - . It's a good school and provides a decent education - within the constraints and pressures and budget of the current state education system. Private school is purely about ensuring a 'better chance' for your kids. And most kids should go well given the extra resources and smaller class sizes private schools offer. Trouble is - they are full of tossers who think they are somehow better than anyone else because if their stinky privilege.
On 14 Jun 2016 at 9:21pm Cheddars wrote:
I do not think I am better than everyone else and da da daaaaaa I send my kids to logs!! Yes I am the same person as posting under Leftyleft and I am making packed lunches with cheddars.
On 14 Jun 2016 at 9:52pm Farmer Giles of Hamsey wrote:
Ben, I don't know if you have any children but if you do I hope they are not damaged by your demented class war ideology. It must be hell being you. So sad!
On 14 Jun 2016 at 11:19pm Ben wrote:
On the contrary farmer. The only hell I can imagine is the relentless climb up the social ladder.
I am very happy where I am in life.
Anyway, I thought this thread was about the very dubious way that LOGS have sneakily bought the YMCA for themselves without it being offered to the wider community for their benefit.
On 15 Jun 2016 at 3:37am Cheddars wrote:
Ben, how would it have been offered to the wider community for their benefit? Who would have bought it? The local gov do not have the funds, ymca clearly do not have the funds , probably due to gov cuts to charity funding. I am sorry you feel the way you do, but by having an old Lewes educational institution in ownership at least it's purpose can be maintained in some form rather than sold and turned into capitalist profit.
On 15 Jun 2016 at 7:32am Latihan Len wrote:
Would have made a good latihan hall. Lewes the town that closes the facility for learning disabled children, and where private education thrives. Go on pretending to be left, in another decade's time St. Anne's will still not be occupied and the Range Rovers will have multiplied. As sure as the sun rises.
On 15 Jun 2016 at 8:58am JMMM wrote:
Read their website. They are intending to accommodate existing local groups as far as possible. LOGS has been using the YMCA for years and probably propping it up financially and they have every right to buy it. It is better in their hands than in the hands of some developer without a conscience building more unaffordable housing for the masses. Think of that. Thank you Cheddars for some sensible comments.
On 15 Jun 2016 at 9:37pm JL wrote:
I thought Ben had some very valid points. To say that these children are not privileged is dishonest, these schools only promote yet moe division. Anyway I heard that LOGS academic record is not that great.
On 16 Jun 2016 at 8:20am Ben wrote:
JL, nobody cares about that as long as their kids are not with the plebs and are associating with children of the well connected. Any education they may get is a secondary bonus.
"What chance have got against a tie and a crest" too true Paul Weller.