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Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 21 16:36

Post by shadow » Tue, 21st Nov 2017, 4:36pm

Post by shadow by shadow Nov 2017 21 16:36

How do you deal with this inside cubicles?!

Not the cleaning part, as the cleaners give them a clean wall everyday to re-fill with the graffiti remover, but to prevent it happening on a regular occurrence?

Any ideas or tips?!
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Re: Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 22 07:10

Post by trout39843 » Wed, 22nd Nov 2017, 7:10am

Post by trout39843 by trout39843 Nov 2017 22 07:10

I let the co's and dht know, after all, it's their problem to sort out bro.
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Re: Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 22 09:50

Post by mapper » Wed, 22nd Nov 2017, 9:50am

Post by mapper by mapper Nov 2017 22 09:50

Behavioural issue - you have to escalate as out of your sphere of control.
I had words with the art department following a spate of doodles which appeared to resemble sausage and peas. I asked for the art department to teach the kids something more original as I was bored of seeing the same thing. In fairness some were a very skillful likeness.
The grammar and spelling as well! What are they teaching them?

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Re: Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 22 10:23

Post by JohnE875 » Wed, 22nd Nov 2017, 10:23am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Nov 2017 22 10:23

I photo all graffiti and send them to SLT and Heads of year before I clean it off. Their problem not mine.
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Re: Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 22 11:18

Post by Tank » Wed, 22nd Nov 2017, 11:18am

Post by Tank by Tank Nov 2017 22 11:18

I also take photo's, especially if there are Tags involved. Keep sending them to the Heads of Year/Faculties/Colleges/Houses and they'll get annoyed and will have to act harder on the students. Graffiti is quite rare in my school, but at the end of last year we had a Year 8 who had a few tags and was tagging from my town all of the way up to London (7 miles away). Eventually this tagger put one in a set of toilets in the school, and days later on a white board in classroom. We had CCTV in that room. He got in a lot of trouble with the school. He carried on for weeks and was arrested by the police.....including the British Transport Police. It went on for a few months and he's disappeared now (nothing to do with me! LOL). I photographed 150 of his tags. I even walked home with a can of graffiti remover and scourer as I didn't want him to ruin where I lived.

Anyway, that was extreme, but I advise keeping the pressure on the Heads. [Like.png]

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Re: Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 24 05:58

Post by shadow » Fri, 24th Nov 2017, 5:58am

Post by shadow by shadow Nov 2017 24 05:58

Thanks guys, I will inform my SLT and supply photos etc... [Like.png]
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Re: Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 25 20:31

Post by Keyolder » Sat, 25th Nov 2017, 8:31pm

Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Nov 2017 25 20:31

Just an idea, how about if you installed a few of those white marker boards and supplied dry wipe markers so they could tag to their hearts content.

A quick wipe with a cloth at the end of the day and it's ready for tomorrows artwork.
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Re: Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 25 21:52

Post by thecaretaker » Sat, 25th Nov 2017, 9:52pm

Post by thecaretaker by thecaretaker Nov 2017 25 21:52

You want to stop Graffiti? Whatever next? [Big grin.png]

You'll miss out on all that wonderful poetry the kids come up with.

Here I sit sad and bored.... (I'd better not write the rest of the poem...) hehehehehehe

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Re: Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 26 08:57

Post by shadow » Sun, 26th Nov 2017, 8:57am

Post by shadow by shadow Nov 2017 26 08:57

Keyolder wrote:
Sat, 25th Nov 2017, 8:31pm
Just an idea, how about if you installed a few of those white marker boards and supplied dry wipe markers so they could tag to their hearts content.

A quick wipe with a cloth at the end of the day and it's ready for tomorrows artwork.
As I say just an idea, ok I'll get my coat [Scared.png]
Funny you say this, as I think a few schools have done this, but it might be in the USA. [Like.png]
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Re: Graffiti in toilets.

Nov 2017 26 09:22

Post by Keyolder » Sun, 26th Nov 2017, 9:22am

Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Nov 2017 26 09:22

shadow wrote:
Sun, 26th Nov 2017, 8:57am
Keyolder wrote:
Sat, 25th Nov 2017, 8:31pm
Just an idea, how about if you installed a few of those white marker boards and supplied dry wipe markers so they could tag to their hearts content.

A quick wipe with a cloth at the end of the day and it's ready for tomorrows artwork.
As I say just an idea, ok I'll get my coat [Scared.png]
Funny you say this, as I think a few schools have done this, but it might be in the USA. [Like.png]
Many many moons ago (we’re talking last century here) I vaguely remember reading somewhere that a school did this, it could have been in the good ole’ US of A? I worked as an assistant in a large Grammar school at the time, the HT wanted to try this as they also had a bad graffiti problem.

Not sure if it worked or not as I applied to be a relief/float caretaker and left that site never to return. The other thing they were going to try was anti-graffiti wall covering, again not sure if it worked as I was long gone by then.
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