How to avoid school building chaos
24 Jan 2009
Dunman High School, Singapore has just moved back to its new buildings after being temporarily rehoused elsewhere
In Singapore, when schools are rebuilt or refurbished the entire school moves off site to a vacant school, thus avoiding all the disruption of having building work going on while students are trying to learn and teachers trying to be heard. Sounds difficult? Well in Singapore it's quite straightforward. The government ensures there is enough spare capacity to allow this to happen. Pupils are simply bussed from their old site to the temporary site until the building work is complete. Also, because they do not have to work around the students, the builders complete the work more quickly. Everyone wins.