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    Hi,

    We are looking to update the common room, at the moment it is old, unrespected and has no real ownership.

    What ideas have other schools had to make students respect the common room more and make it a better place to be

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    toaster....all you need is a toaster
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    Coffee machine
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    hmm. just somewhere to sit? somewhere to get food. most importantly decent people in it - its shame we have none in our 6th form. perhaps come somfy chairs or something?
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    microwave!
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    pool table.. drinks machines.. and tv/radio.. also beanbags
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    a pool table, a tv, sofas , a fridge, food
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    A decent coffee machine, one which provides coffee without the free ants drowning around inside (like ours).
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    Air conditioning
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    Cool people :yep: That's why mine was so awesome :teeth:

    Seriously, what I think you should do is regularly move the chairs or beanbags around to encourage people to not just mix with their friends. It's seriously spin people out and get people talking to other people. I don't mean move the chairs when people are sitting on them, but every couple of days, after everyone's gone home, rearrange. It'd be awesome.
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    Windows. :shifty:
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    We had tables and chair in our common room :happy2: Was a good day when we were allowed to play cards :happy2:
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    If your sixth form is big, like ours (around 1000) then you damn well want a lot of space because we're getting one in sept, but at the moment everyone lounges around in the ****** cafe or goes up to the library which just really pisses the librarian off because everyone makes so much noise.

    But I can imagine it getting very cramped. They're knocking down the walls around the cafe and making it more open plan, but we'll still only get about 30 metres or so of relaxing space.

    Uh, as for content, comfortable seats, that's just about all we would need. Pool table would be going above the call of duty, **** I hope we get a pool table. **** would be badass. Among being badass, it would also be ruined within a week.
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    We had vending machines, a pool table, a table football, an arcade machine, a CD player, a flatscreen TV, loads of sofas and chairs. And there was a smaller room next door with a couple of sofas, another flatscreen, and an Xbox and PS2.
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    Good ideas....

    only problem is we have a 6th form who seem to enjoy throwing chairs around etc,

    we have a flat screen tv...some vaguely comfy chairs, the walls are blue, its either too cold or too hot, no blinds so the lighting is poor.

    The coffee machine might work...not sure we are realdy to delve into the worlds of pool tables and xboxs just yet
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    We have tables and chairs, a TV for notices (whatever happened to a piece of wood on the wall?) and computer.
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    ping pong table - cheap and quite hard to break

    not a microwave. people will put shoes in it
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    We have sofas, table and chairs, a café, tv/radio and lots of speakers, it's big and open as well...it's really comfortable, but we don't have tvs, PS2 or Xbox or pooltables or arcade machines (whoever does is either lying or in a realy expensive private school because no way would a school provide such s*** and immature things for kids who are doing their A levels and meant to study...ramble over). We're not encouraged to skip lessons and stay in there see, when we have frees we're meant to go there and study and snack and listen to music.
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    A water fountain, a Wii!, comfy chairs and sofas, food and vending machines then your pretty much sorted.
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    Mine was pretty nice, but it lacked vending machines which meant everyone had to walk to the local supermarket to get lunch/snacks.
 
 
 
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