553. Chetham’s School of Music

Chetham’s School of Music is a day and boarding school located in Manchester. It is a school for special gifted students with interest in music. Many of the students are in need of the approval of the teachers and some teachers took benefit of their power and abused students.

After a former student came forward and testified a teacher and his wife were convicted. However the defense attacked the victim in such a degree during the trial that the victim committed suicide.

An article names the school a kind of cult and we have to ask ourselves if it is a fun place to be as a teenager.


552. Talmud Torah Yetev Lev school

The school is mentioned in local newspapers because the school cannot comply with local regulations and prevented the students from talking to officials sent by the authorities due to the gender of the officials.

Also local newspapers revealed that the building itself does not live up to standard which would provide proper safety for the students and proper living conditions taken into account that it is a boarding school.

It seems that the local laws allows the school to escape proper supervision. It should be changed so the students experience an education with complys with the standard set for the country.

It cannot be fun to be there as a student.


551. Sunshine Boys Hostel

Sunshine Boys Hostel – founded in 1959 – was housing boys who were ‘not normally acceptable in the hostels conducted by voluntary organizations, who have no interested parents or other relatives, and who require something more than the usual help and supervision, as regards employment and leisure’.

It sounded very beutiful. However David Whitcroft who also was employed at Geelong College was sentenced for five counts of sexual penetration with a 14-year-old ward of the state at the hostel.

It could not have been a fun place to be as a teenager.


550. Trinity Grammar school

January 2017 it was reported that a former teacher at Trinity Grammar school was sentenced to 11 years in prison for this actions as teacher at the school.

The administration of the school slept instead of doing their job allowing the victims to suffer so much. It is not clear what the school will do in order to prevent such things to happen again if they will do something at all.

It cannot have been fun to be there as a student.


549. Odsherred Efterskole

The boarding school Odsherred Efterskole was mentioned in the second criminal case against people employed at the school in 2017 when a former teacher got a suspended prison sentence for inapropiate touching of girls aged between 14 and 16. A group of parents have announced that they intend to sue the school for not reacting to complaints in time. Numerous newspaper articles read that the management was warned against the actions of the teacher.

Some years before the school was fined for putting about 10 students into danger when they took the students on a boat trip which ended when the engine stopped and the boat started to take water in. Pure luck prevented disaster as a ferry passed the boat and saved everyone onboard. Both the teacher and the school was fined back then.

The lack of management makes it safe to claim that it can be both dangerous and not that funny to be student at this particular boarding school.


548. Knox Grammar School

Knox Grammar School is a boarding school in Wahroonga, Australia which has been in the center of a media coverage about abuse at the school taking place between 1970 and 2012.

It seems that the reputation of the school mattered more than the safety and well-being of the students. The police faced obstruction by the management.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.


547. Royal Alexandra and Albert School

The Royal Alexandra and Albert School became the center of the investigation against former a school headmaster. As result of his terrible acts a former student became depressed and committed suicide. The courts sentenced the former school headmaster to 17 years in prison.

It is unclear whether the school has taken precautions to protect the students today against similar actions but it is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as student while the convicted teacher was headmaster.


546. Choate Rosemary Hall

Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut are named in a number of article after it was discovered that abuse took place over many years at the school.

None seemed interested in trying to report the many cases of abuse to the authorities and properly the criminals responsible for the abuse enjoyed protection from people in high places.

It is safe to say that it was not fun to be student at this boarding school back in the 1960’s. The question remain if the abuse ever stopped and if it continuing today.


545. Ashramshala, India

A boarding school in the Buldhana area Maharashtra, India locally called Ashramshala are in the media after the police arrested several employees of alleged rape. Rape cases in India occur often. After their independence local laws are close to a joke. Often the people accused of rape die before trial when a trial could expose the authorities lack of order.

Sometime the victims die before giving evidence.

In this case the number of victims are supposed to be around 12 and it is mentioned that one victim was only 10 year old.

It cannot be fun to be a student at this boarding school also going under the name Ninadhi Ashram school and Nimbaji Kokre ashramshala.


544. Shalom Christian College, Australia

Shalom Christian College is mentioned in the news after a rape occured on the campus. Sadly rapes occur in a lot of places. They should be invstigated and the criminals should face prison time. Most importantly: None should try to prevent or obstruct the investigation.

A lot of things point in the direction that someone among the management tried to prevent a full investigation of the rape of a 14 year old student.

Imagine being forced to live apart from your family and then being raped without having the chance of receiving justice in the form of seeing your attackers behind bars. How will that impact your life?

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenage student.