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    Primary School (not mine) needs help with website - Maidstone

    "Holy Family RC Primary School is looking for help to develop a school website. If you would like to offer your services, please contact head teacher Miss Betts on 01622 756778"

    I had no idea where to post this as this is more a voluntary post (probably), but it was a short news story in today's Kent Messenger (4/6/10) and I though that maybe one of you guys could help out. Anyway, who knows where it could lead?
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    ...and if someone from Edugeek does help create the school website, perhaps the Kent Messenger could be informed of this and run the story?

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    IMHO and absolutely no disrespect to anyone here but I think the school needs to just pay someone (the small amount required) to do the job

    Like they do for other services - like cleaning etc

    Of course, if someone connected to the school wants to help out for free then that's good and fine but its not the type of thing that requires outside aid.

    Just MHO

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    Totally agree with Simon... in the whole scheme of things, the build of a new simple primary school website shouldn't cost too much.

    I think the school is being a bit naieve to think that one of todays primary forms of outside facing communication isn't worth some investment...

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    Sell them a copy of WebsiteX5 ... and relax your job is done

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeswax View Post
    ...and if someone from Edugeek does help create the school website, perhaps the Kent Messenger could be informed of this and run the story?
    Agreed and I'm sure the KM would take it up

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    IMHO and absolutely no disrespect to anyone here but I think the school needs to just pay someone (the small amount required) to do the job

    Like they do for other services - like cleaning etc

    Of course, if someone connected to the school wants to help out for free then that's good and fine but its not the type of thing that requires outside aid.

    Just MHO

    regards

    Simon
    Fair enough - you think they should pay for it... however, if someone wants to give them a hand, with the edugeek template for example, that's up to them. It could also be a foot in the door for one of the unemployed edugeeks at the moment, which why I posted it.

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    it's the Big Society in action

    Come on guys, get with the Nu Conservative programme - it's the Big Society don't you know?

    We all volunteer and work for free now, remember?

    Basically it's the only thing left now that RM and Capita have stitched up the wonderful free-market experiment called BSF / PFI and turned it into a nice little duopoly of the exact sort that isn't supposed to occur in the weird and wonderful world of free-market economics that anyone could see was inevitably going to happen.

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    Starting to think I'm the only one who'd volunteer to do something round here... only I don't have the skill set to help them get started.

    Apologies for even thinking this might help someone

    EDIT

    Mods feel free to lock/remove this thread before it turns into a fight
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    heh sorry I am just being harsh because of (a) long-term unemployment caused by (b) politicians privatising everything.

    I'd love to help, that's why I clicked on it. Unfortunately I'm poor, and the benefits people would probably construe helping out like this a capital offence, punishable by massive quantities of form-filling to return to the breadline in about 6 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Starting to think I'm the only one who'd volunteer to do something round here... only I don't have the skill set to help them get started.

    I hope you're not the only one left who wants to help out. I reckon some more exposure and someone might be able to help out.

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    I don't mind Volunteering for things. I'd be willing to give them a hand. I will get in contact next week with them.

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    Good show Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill06 View Post
    I don't mind Volunteering for things. I'd be willing to give them a hand. I will get in contact next week with them.
    Faith restored steve - ++rep

    Plug edugeek when you speak to them!

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    @elsiegee40

    There's no problem here

    In my own case, It just a case of where to direct charitable efforts

    The chair of govs of my local school (the Vicar) asked me if I'd mind doing a website for his church.

    I'm not of his faith but of course I said no problem - and I wouldn't dream of charging him.

    Now, I'd expect someone local to the school you mentioned to maybe do the same.

    But I pay for my beer by making school websites so I personally wouldn't want to do it for free

    For others around here - its their livelyhoods.

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Faith restored steve - ++rep

    Plug edugeek when you speak to them!
    Yeah I'll plug Edugeek when I speak to them. I don't mind doing this like this coz I can use it to build up a portfolio of different things

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