The shopping list

11th February 2000 at 00:00
Name: Janet Davies. Position: Administrator, Greenhill primary school, Gelligaer, Hengoed, Caerphilly. Q If you had David Blunkett's budget what would your priority be?

A School buildings. Our school was just chucked up in 1969. It has a flat roof, leaks, is tatty and looks terrible from the outside. What we really need, like so many schools, is a new building.

Q If you had a blank cheque for your own school what would you buy?

A A computer room. At the moment, because vandalism is o bad round here, we have to lock the computers up in a cupboard every night. It would be ideal to have a secure room where the children could go to use the machines whenever they wanted.

Q What treat would you buy yourself?

A I would take early retirement and buy a villa somewhere in the sun, maybe the Maldives, where I would go to live.

Janet Davies was talking to Stephanie Northen. If you'd like to publish a shopping list for education, please e-mail

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