SAVE MARSDEN HIGH SCHOOL

SAVE MARSDEN HIGH SCHOOL

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Megan Simmonds started this petition to NSW Government and

The NSW Goverment is planning to demolish local schools in the Ryde Area to replace them with a single high rise development in Meadowbank.  This would mean all students in the area would be forced to attend a school which is not local to their homes and be stuck in a building all day without access to the outdoors.  They would need on the most part to travel via public transport or be driven to school.  Our public transport and roads are already overcrowded during PEAK HOUR.  Children have a right to attend a school to which they can WALK and where they can SPEND TIME OUTSIDE IN THE SUNLIGHT.  Recess and lunch should be spent outside. Also the numbers don't add up.  The only way to accommodate all the dislocated students in the PROPOSED MEADOWBANK PRECINCT would mean very little, if any, access to outdoor areas and overcrowding.  The area has been flooded in recent times with new high rise and medium density developments which has increased the population.  We need more schools not to demolish the existing schools.   What is a "future-proofed learning space" anyway.   OUR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH IS AT STAKE.  Being schooled in this type of environment will only exacerbate the problems that our society is already facing with children spending too many hours of their day INDOORS on "screens".  Having to TRAVEL to sports facilities is not good enough they need to be able to access ovals and sporting facilities onsite.  Travelling to places where you can exercise would also use up time which could be spent learning.  Seriously, if you wanted to kick a ball around or train or the like, in your lunch break.  You would be hard pressed finding somewhere to do so in the new PRECINCT FUTURE-PROOFED LEARNING SPACE proposed by the NSW STATE GOVERNMENT. 

 

 

 

 

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