Education - Kidbrooke Comprehensive School, Greenwich, London
Kidbrooke Comprehensive School, Greenwich, London. The school is one of the first purpose built comprehensive schools in the country, and was designed by the architect Charles Pike. It cost 600, 000 to build, and was London County Council's first comprehensive school. Classrooms are in three self contained blocks, each on three floors with glasswool between to deaden sound. Nearly 2, 000 pupils attend the school. Picture shows a view of the playground during a break in lessons.
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Eng Heritage/Wigmore Castle
Wigmore Castle in Herefordshire. English Heritage has opened the last great medieval castle in England which, until English Heritage acquired it in 1996, had never been repaired or conserved. * After three years work costing almost 1 million, Wigmore Castle looks very like it has done for the last 200 years. The Guardianship of Wigmore Castle was generously given to the Nation by its owner, John Gaunt, a local farmer, in 1995. It was closed to the public because of its perilous state of decay and the Government asked English Heritage to look after it on behalf of the nation.
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Cambridgeshire Fenland fields
Lines or argument: Arable fields such as these Fenland Fields near March, Cambridgeshire, were at the centre of a national debate about the pros and cons of gm crops. 19/2/04: Ministers have been accused of treating voters with "contempt" after plans to press ahead with GM crops were leaked. Ex-environment minister Michael Meacher said there was no "moral, scientific or political authority" for the move and green campaigners said the leaked Cabinet sub-committee minutes showed big business had triumphed over public opinion.
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