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> Holyrood 90210: Glasgow Reality Tv, High school fly-on-the-wall documentary
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post 3rd Jan 2011, 11:49am
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Why cant parents etc take photos of their children in school plays, yet this TV company is allowed access to the school?

Because Norrie this a cheap stunt by a desperate council trying to divert attention away from the reality that its exam pass rates are the worst in Scotland. Were the parents involved in this tacky decision? I don't think so. Exploitation.... plain and simples!
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post 3rd Jan 2011, 03:25pm
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QUOTE (Dexter St. Clair @ 3rd Jan 2011, 01:47am) *
... Englishman Nick ... a Yorkshireman like Nick ...

Oops, Dexter, I forgot that you're not impressed by Englishmen, particularly Yorkshiremen. For your sake, let's hope Nick's not got the cheek to be working class as well! ohmy.gif

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"This could be a huge distraction [for pupils].

Every school needs to be working on improving standards, not making TV programmes.

The head teacher and the council should have said no to this idea. So many children are obsessed by fame rather than achievement, and this could encourage these sorts of views."

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post 3rd Jan 2011, 03:59pm
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... What in heaven's name is the message these 'teachers' and council is trying to send? ...

Hi June,

I'm not sure, as there is not a great deal of information available just now. A 'student group' page has been set up on Facebook with the following information:

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Holyrood Secondary is getting made into a TV documentary. Sounds like a low-calorie version of "The Scheme"... Anyway, let's think of ways to make it more interesting!!

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A letter's getting sent out that says something like: Dear parent, as you may have heard, BBC Scotland and Holyrood School are planning to work together to make a 3-part TV documentary over the forthcoming academic year called "High School". The series will follow the stories of several students at the school revealing the hopes, dreams highs and lows of their school lives. While the series aims to be about the students themselves and not specifically about education, there is obvs a lot to celebrate about Holyrood and we;re delighted that we have been approached by the BBC to make such an exciting series. It will be a major pre-watershed (I have no f***ing clue either.) BBC showpiece due to air in Winter 2011. We're beginning the project with 6 weeks test filming to ensure that we're happy with all aspects of production before we commit to film for the whole academic year. If it goes ahead no student will be shown on screen without parental consent and only those who volunteer readily and wish to be filmed for the right reasons will be considered for fuller roles. If your child was to be picked for a main story we would discuss this in person with you. We take privacy very seriously and all children included in the final series must sign a consent form. If you do not wish your child to be shown please complete the form below. (There's a form at the bottom of the letter.)

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post 3rd Jan 2011, 06:39pm
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Holyrood has for many years been known as a top class school with pupils achieving excellent results, thanks to the Teachers.

It's been well known for a long time that some parents move into the area so their children can get a place in Holyrood School.


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post 4th Jan 2011, 03:21am
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QUOTE (June Macnab @ 3rd Jan 2011, 12:16pm) *
I just sat down to catch up on posts and find back to back glasgow guide videos of the x-factor, whatever that is, with scantily clad women prancing about the stage with the usual message - women's bodies are for sale - (and please, please don't tell me C is a great artist and doing this in the name of art!!) --- then some supposed adults and teen agers smoking like chimneys, using foul language and running from the police over drugs (all in front of very young children who nobody seems to pay any attention to) and the girls doing the usual thing and arguing over the pathetic 'boys'!! My God, is the message never going to change? This is as always about exploitation by the few to make big bucks and in the 2nd video it exploits some poor, under educated young women. What in heaven's name is the message these 'teachers' and council is trying to send? And don't mention Elvis in defence - look how he ended up. North America is leading the way in all this debauchery and I am just waiting for the fall of Rome! Again! June Macnab Vancouver Island, B.C.

This would not happen on the Island. Would it? Cant see Canada especially B.C. Being any different from Australia. In school childrens rights to privacy and saftey are sacrosant. Know your hame well have relatives and friends live in Sannich.
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post 4th Jan 2011, 03:56am
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Please let me inform you that all " reality shows" are not real, why ? you may ask. Because they are there to make money, period . If they were not scripted and/or cut how would a whole day in school, in this case or in a deserted island, fit into a half or full hour on your telly.

Come on Glasgow I was sure the folks, no matter north or south would be much too smart to fall for something that would boost only a couple of egos, while dashing the fragile egos of many.

Happy New Year from Canton Ohio.
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post 4th Jan 2011, 10:41am
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More rubbish for TV then... can't wait... NOT!
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post 4th Jan 2011, 02:55pm
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Schools should be happy to have an open door policy.
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post 4th Jan 2011, 06:22pm
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I really wonder whether the school authorities have thought this one through - at any level. What is to be achieved: For pupils? For the school? For the council? How much editorial control does the local authority have?

I live in East Renfrewshire (close to St Ninian's High School) so I know all about the wider issues related to the negative perceptions of Glasgow's schools, but I do wonder if this is the way to go about addressing them.
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post 5th Jan 2011, 06:51am
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I think this programme should be screened... it would give parents an insight to what happens when their children attempt to be educated???

Because it doesn't seem to work when i overhear their conversations on buses, in the area of Holyrood School.

Waken up parents!!!

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post 6th Jan 2011, 01:35pm
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It is my understanding that a number of staff may have severe problems with this 'scheme' and some have since opted out themselves.
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post 6th Jan 2011, 07:27pm
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Don't blame the school, the council or the programme makers - blame the public who have an insatiable appetite for this dross. "Reality TV", whether it's about drug addicts, airports, schools, weddings, jungles, or whatever wouldn't be on the telly if it weren't for those viewers who are obsessed with discovering all the intimate details of other people's lives.


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post 6th Jan 2011, 11:10pm
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Oh, please do show it......

Would love to see these "pupils" in all their so called glory.



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post 7th Jan 2011, 08:30am
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Don't blame the school, the council or the programme makers - blame the public who have an insatiable appetite for this dross. "Reality TV", whether it's about drug addicts, airports, schools, weddings, jungles, or whatever wouldn't be on the telly if it weren't for those viewers who are obsessed with discovering all the intimate details of other people's lives.

Couldn't agree more Benny. If people didn't watch this crap, they wouldn't have any reason to make the so called "Reality TV" programmes.


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post 7th Jan 2011, 10:39am
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I'm at bit of a loss to see the point of this programme being made but then I've never seen The Scheme, Big Brother or the karaoke programme, X factor. That's not to say that I don't watch rubbish occasionally but I do have standards laugh.gif

If I had children at the school I would be concerned, not least because this programme being filmed, will potentially disrupt their education over the year. Sadly I can see no positives in it going ahead.


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