The Sixth Form Common Room Committee: We Demand Better
Many Sixth Form students have felt that the Common Room, a facility provided for use by the students during free periods and break times, is in need of improvement, but have had no official place to voice concerns. This is now changing.
For the first time, students will be able to contribute in the development and improvement of the Common Room in order to transform it into a place of relaxation, comfort and sociability.
With the help of the new School Captain, I have recently founded the Sixth Form Common Room Committee, a society of students that have come together with the aim of renovating the Common Room. Although still in the early stages, we have great aspirations to bring improvements and refurbishments to the Common Room to make it more valued by students.
Current plans are still in the preliminary stages. Despite this, I can reveal that current focuses revolve around a few key areas. Firstly, we would like to bring in more new sofas and spread them out so as to make them more accessible to all students. With this will come a complete overhaul of the room layout, providing a more clearly defined study-based area with, for example, bookshelves for the numerous text books and learning materials that we need.
Any student who has found him or herself feeling peckish during free periods will know of the struggle of travelling to the vending machine only to find it deactivated. This can often lead to intense starvation and withdrawals. We have plans to implement a Sixth Form vending machine into the Common Room. This machine will be filled with the items that prove to be most popular among the Sixth Form students, and the profits this turns will be reinvested in future innovation in the Common Room.
There are legends, among the older members of the school, of a time when a pool table could be found in the depths of the Common Room. The Committee has a goal of eventually resupplying the Common Room with a pool table for the enjoyment of the Sixth Formers. The exact details of this have yet to be worked out, but we will do everything in our power to get it done.
However, all these yet-to-be-confirmed innovations will not be possible without help from you. Justification of investment could easily be jeopardised with poor behaviour. A pool table will not be possible without continued student cooperation. New sofas cannot be added without assurance they won’t be ripped or stained. With the new Committee acting as a platform to raise suggestions, opinions and concerns from the student body, we believe that we can cajole the authorities into investing in better facilities. We want your suggestions, ideas and opinions on the best ways to improve our Common Room for the longterm. Make your thoughts known.
Please use the form below to contact us with any suggestions you may have, or alternatively you can contact either Charlie Brook or Jake McDonnell at school