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Bannerman Road School

Rich and I have finally approached the school about our long discussed idea of rolling out the network (and free computers) to parents of children at Bannerman Road School. We’ve pitched the idea as having everyone online for the September 2004 start of school year. Whether that’s feasible or not is still open for debate, but if the school show any interest we hope to organise a meeting. If anybody’s interested in being involved, I’ll post the details in this thread as soon as we have them.

5 Responses to Bannerman Road School

  1. zedkatuf January 31, 2004 at 11:00 am #

    A thought struck me about Bannerman School, as a longer term project idea:

    How about linking the wireless network of the school with another school in the city, that has line of sight with Bristol University – I seem to remember that Bristol Uni can be seen from Bannerman School…

    I have a school in mind: my son goes to Bishop Road school, which has LOS with Bristol Uni Physics Dept.

    Funnily enough, the temporary acting head at Bishop Road is the Head of a school in Easton, so he might be interested in the idea, if Bannerman School are interested.

    Some possible project ideas could include things like:

    *Kids sharing robotic projects over the network – maybe funding could be obtained for one classroom in each of the two schools to have a Lego Mindstorms Robot that they can control via a java applet…obviously this would need some input from some folks on Bristol Wireless (I’d be willing to help)

    *Online sharing of work, digital content, webcams….online meaning between the two schools rather than www.

    *Teachers from both schools sharing ideas for the classroom, re ICT & science experiments.

    Let me know what you think!


  2. rich January 31, 2004 at 12:40 pm #

    That’s a top idea Dez, i’ll ask the university. I’m sure the’ll be interested 🙂

  3. jim May 17, 2004 at 2:49 pm #

    On Friday 14 of May we completed the installation of a Linksys WRT54G access point running wireless distribution services (WDS) with an Omni directional aerial, allowing more of Easton to access the network.

    The new residents network machine is in reception running Redhat Linux. Familiarisation courses for the Easton Residents Network computer recipients, will be organised in the near future.

  4. Anonymous May 19, 2004 at 10:21 am #

    I really like Dez’s ideas. I would be very interested in this initiative, it might be worth tryin to write a plan and could be appropriate to discuss this with other organisations such as education action zone?

  5. zedkatuf_ June 21, 2004 at 11:06 pm #

    I’ve been trying to link up (in person!!) with the head of ICT at Bishop Road school to chat abt the idea, but he’s rahter pre-occupied (wife just had a baby recently & he’s also moving to another school in September).

    I might try one more letter before the end of term, so at least they’ve got it on file – perhaps if anyone wants to help me put an action plan together, then sing me an email: