the evening hour that strives homeward

Stanmer Park College, school for the elite, for the children of privilege and impeccable breeding; home, in fact, of the modern aristocracy. Its halls are filled with sophistication, an age-old element from the days it first opened, hidden away in the shielded village of Stanmer, on the outskirts of Brighton, England. It has always assumed a stance of superiority to the city that lies so near, and Brighton has been no stranger to the visits of the Elite students from the school - and as a result, there has been conflict. For nearly as long as there has been Stanmer, the students and the residents of Brighton have been at odds, the easy-going town not particularly fond of the alleged superiority of this elite, and the students not at all fond of their social position being challenged. But this conflict has never been a loud one; it has been present in scoffs, looks, avoidance and a few snide remarks when one group encountered the other, but for the most part, neither side has paid too much attention to the other. But times are changing.

The change takes place within Stanmer Park College, where the hire of a new Headmistress at the school has brought about a new arrangement: Scolarship acceptance. No longer will lineage and societal standing alone determine who enters the halls of Stanmer Park College; from now on, students from all levels of society are able to gain acceptance - provided, of course, that they show promise in Art, Science, Math, English, all the various fields of study the school provides. Scouts have been sent out to schools around the world to look for these most promising students, and now, both scruff and poise are filling the halls.

The Elite students, of course, are none too pleased with this change, nor are their families, and even the residents of Brighton will have to deal with this change of scenery. How will the conflict be affected? Will it escalate? Will it spread? Or will these changes have positive effect on this school so heavily influenced by the traditional values of aristocracy, and its relationship with the community that surrounds it? Maybe both, maybe neither, but what is certain is that Stanmer Park College will never be the same again.

JAN - FEB 2012.





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The Dormitories of Stanmer are a mixture of old and new buildings, though the new are built to fit in with the aesthetic of the rest of the school. Roughly 80% of the student body live in these buildings throughout their studies at Stanmer, so it's rarely quiet and often rowdy. Whether old or new the buildings are divided into flats, housing four students each, four flats to each floor.

Each bedroom has a door which locks and en-suite bathroom, while the living space, kitchen and laundry room are shared by all four inhabitants. Cleaners are in regular attendance and a large security team attempt to keep order, particularly after dark.

The Dorms are surrounded by tended gardens with two outdoor swimming pools, one heated, one not which are open for access between 7AM and 9PM. There are three locked gates, accessed using a key card, at various points around the dormitory complex, a key to get into each building, a further one for individual flats. Students will need to keep a hold of all three to get into their own room.

Smoking is not allowed in any of the dorms, though students usually compensate by smoking out of windows. There is a limited car park, which is only for use with a permit, which can be applied for before the start of the new term.
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Stanmer is notoriously strict about attendance and punctuality. If you're not in your class ten minutes after it begins, don't bother coming and good luck explaining that to your tutor. Classrooms and lectures halls are the basic run of the mill set-up; rows of chairs or chairs and desks, facing front, usually with a board, projector and computer for the lecturer to use. Laptops are allowed but pen and paper are preferred. Labs, studios and music rooms have sub-forums here.
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Although each dorm is equipped with a kitchen, students often for-go their own attempts at cooking for the cafeteria, which is open from 6AM to 10PM. The food is mostly healthy and hearty, using local produce and the menu works on rotation to keep things interesting for both the cooks and those eating. They do themed nights every week, serving food from other countries alongside the set menu.
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The library is a vast, split level room, with two wide stairs cases leading from one floor to the other. The top level cuts off at a large balcony, over looking the bottom floor, which is furnished with large comfortable sofas, tables and racks with the latest magazine, educational and otherwise. The rest of the library is filled with rows of book shelves, tables for studying and open access computers.
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The student union occupies a building separate from everything else. There is a large bar/night club over two floors, which is often host to bands and DJs. Below this is a cafe, which is turned into a venue for film screenings or comedy and performance nights. There are also a few conference rooms for use by the college societies and a small art gallery, to which students can submit their work.
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A state of the art gym complex, fully equipped. The gym is free to access for students and included classes every afternoon and evening ranging from spinning to yoga to kick boxing. There is a sauna and changing rooms, which are connected on the other side to an Olympic sized swimming pool. All the college sports team store their equipment here and use the facilities.
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The stables are right on the edge of the campus, with access to the rest of Stanmer Park. They are used primarily as boarding for student's horses, so don't come here looking for riding lessons. There are two indoor and one outdoor schooling rings, with paddocks beyond. There is an extensive staff, including trainers, stable hands and security.
1 8 Mar 31 2012, 11:53 PM
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The sports fields and basketball courts occupy the land next to the gym. They are where the various school teams practice, and are maintained to a high standard. Floodlights allow the teams to keep playing in the darker afternoon and evenings throughout the winter.
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The Royal Pavilion at Brighton is a famous landmark for the city of Brighton. It was previously a Royal residence built in the 19th Century in the Indo-Saracenic style for the Prince Regent. The Pavilion is open for public access for an admission fee, which is reduced for residents of Brighton in the winter. It is also used for weddings, educational purposes and banqueting.
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The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier has been open since 1899 and is a popular spot for tourists. The pier has an amusement arcade and a fairground with a roller coaster, log flume and a carousel. Any characters looking for candy floss and fish and chips combined with roller coasters above the sea should visit here.
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Brighton Beach, a stretch of sea-front principally located between piers, is a sand-free shingle beach, although it is sand when you go into the sea, which has been awarded the Blue Flag award. It is a popular location, which has a designated nudist area (south of the easterly part of Kemptown), and the Monarch's Way long-distance footpath heads west along the seafront above the beach. In addition, part of the eastern side of the beach has been redeveloped into a sports complex, which has courts for anything from beach volleyball to ultimate Frisbee, and opened to the public in March 2007.
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The Brighton Marina is one of the largest Marinas in the world, and was constructed between 1971 and 1979, although developments within it have continued ever since. It now contains a large Asda supermarket and two groups of boutique shops, restaurants and bars, plus a hotel, a bowling alley, a health club, a casino, and a multiplex cinema with a multi-storey car-park built over and around it. On the east side of the marina there are several gated communities consisting of townhouses and apartments, some of which come with their own moorings, alongside public moorings and facilities for boats and their users. Both harbour arms are popular locations for local fishermen; the east breakwater is often packed to capacity during summer weekends, and there is regular sightseeing and fishing boat trips from the marina.
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The Lanes are a collection of narrow lanes in Brighton famous for their small shops (including several antique shops) and narrow alleyways. The area that is now the Lanes was part of the original settlement of Brighthelmston, but they were built up during the late 18th century and were fully laid out by 1792.
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Moulsecoomb Wild Park is a large downland valley which has been preserved in its natural state. There are areas of chalk grassland and woodland and a nature trail. The "Moulsecoomb Family Fun Day" has been held in the park on the third Saturday in May every year since 1978.
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Brighton is home to hundreds of cafes and pubs, including the historic Cricketers, the Evening Star real ale pub, the Cella Sanctuary vegan and vegetarian friendly cafe, The Free Butt music pub, the Bom-Bane cafe-restaurant, as well as the extravagantly decorated Regency Tavern.
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Having long been known as a playground for the Londoners, Brighton is considered to be one of the UK's premier night-life hotspots and is also associated with many popular music artists. Nightclubs and music venues found in the town include The Brighton Dome, The Ocean Rooms, Coalition, and the Honey Club.
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Any location in Brighton without a designated forum goes here.
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At about an hour's distance from Brighton, London is a popular destination for a trip when you're looking for some fun, either this comes in the form of shopping, partying, simply walking around or just about anything you can think of.
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