XIII Furnishings

Long time ago the boards were black

  And then the green ones came

None of these boards are wanted back

  White ones are now the game


The problems with the chalk boards are

  They cause a lot of dust

It’s dust that could computers mar

  And make the lab go bust


In this rich techno century

  All teachers must still write

White boards are no mere luxury

  Can supplement the byte


The board into the plan too goes

  If one must be acquired

And so the list of items grows

  That’s for the lab required


Computers are quite intricate

  A knock to them – don’t dare –

And since they are so delicate

  Do handle them with care


They must rest on a solid base

  Should be to bumps immune

If knocked – in an unstable place –

  Their pieces will be strewn


One can’t use tables rickety

  They’re just not firm enough

The learners are too fidgety

  And sometimes very rough


Build robust table surfaces

  And bolt them to the wall

Secure them with firm cornices

   Bulwark against a brawl


They must be wide enough to keep

  Both keyboard and a screen

For learner’s comfort – must be deep –

  The surface smooth and clean


There is a standard work top spec

  That can be used as base

But it would cause a total wreck

  If not matched case by case


A standard spec’s true value is

  To give a running start

But must be changed until one sees

  It does fit really smart


A project plan must clearly state

  Length depth as well as height

The specs must all details relate

  To implement it right


Another point regarding care

  – On what are they to sit –

One needs to specify the chair

  That would be just the fit


An issue you must comprehend

  There are such large class groups

If these cohorts to labs are sent

  They will arrive in troupes


The luxury of one to one

  One learner – one P C

Is only ever seldom done

  To this superb degree


Some learners must computers share

  It could be two or three

They can not all sit on one chair

  Or on each other’s knee


Do not go just for fancy chairs

  Look carefully at price

When learners have to work in pairs

  Choose those that will suffice


Search for a chair that’s small enough

  The learners must sit near

To look at screens for long is tough

  Each word to them be clear


The best with chairs that one can do

  Is buying small bar stools

At a good price they come to you

  They’re just right for the schools


Stools are completely stackable

  When they are not in use

With ease these ones are movable

  Floor damage will reduce


Though roller feet may seem quite smart

  Kids use them as a car

Before they with the lesson start

  They do the carpet mar


Whatever chairs that one may take

  They must be feasible

And cost effective – may not break –

  For labs’ use workable


This topic experts have researched

   Spent time on their attack

How should the skeleton be perched

  Protect the learner’s back


A current way of thinking is

  The problem’s not the chair

But frequently get up and ease

  For muscles this way care


This issue may seem rather thin

  To make a song and dance

But disregard may result in

  A warped and crooked stance


The chairs must even be prescribed

  When you prepare a plan

With great care they must be described

  As detailed as you can


Design a system to detect

  The faintest trace of smoke

Against all fire risks protect

  A flame killer invoke


Plan for inferno vanquishers

  – This may the budget strain –

The use of these extinguishers

  Will help the risks contain


A fire expert do consult

  – That one’s advice do grab –

It guarantees an end result

  That will protect the lab


Take such advice when you’re in doubt

  Water won’t always do

Some chemicals put fires out

  But kill the P C too


As part of planning room layout

  Take note of fire rules

These regulations do not flout

  They make for safer schools

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