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This page provides information about Phase 1 of the Schome Park Project.

17th May SPii

SPii is still closed - but that wikied Woop is in there building all the same - Did he get planning permission? I hear you ask - Will the SParkers tolerate this violation of the community governance structures? Whatever you think about the rights and wrongs of the approach being taken you have to admit that the builds are impressive ...

You wanted a sandbox and is that a hint of a Japanese garden to come ...
You wanted a beach - but did you expect a beach cafe?
Scholympus from the southish
You wanted trees ... Somehow envisaged more than two :-) Fox
What do you recon that funny round thing is for?
Ah ha - a harbour
A birds eye view - hmm I must learn to use PaintShop Pro a bit better ...
Funny volcano if you ask me
A natural harbour, just waiting for some development!
Atmosphere a plenty on SPii

Maybe the round thing is a boat race commentators posistion? - Aston Schomer Could be Aston... Baggs working on the natural harbour. I cant see the harbour naer schomelimpus though... Topper Schomer

15th May Schome Park II

Schome Park II is starting to emerge from the mist ... Yes, we decided that the time had come to totally overhaul Schome Park so that we could build upon all the things we had learnt about what worked and what did not work, and of course so that the SParkers could think about what they wanted their island to be like.

Schome Park II from the North East
Schome Park II from the North West
Schome Park II from the South East
Schome Park II from the South West
Schome Park II from above
Scholympus - government and civic centre at the heart of the community
Secluded crescent beach taking shape
A solitary sunset
Schome Park gets a volcano
The new sandbox
Hey Woop, think we can put a ledge into the volcano? We could practice human sacrifice! :P

11th May The video

A Video made by achilles schomer was completed today heres the final version!

Fantastic - an amazing view on the old island - im missing it already and it hasnt even been deleted!

Nice one Achilles - some great edits in there - thanks for doing this! (Mark Cabaret)

1st May - Checkmate! (The first game of chess)

The first game of chess using Decimus' chessboard has just been played in Schome Park. Unfortunately, the game was abandoned at 'half-time' due to people having to go or losing interest, but the teams of Professor, Hapno and Trix against Decimus, Daisy and Elsa had fun using the board (Well, I did, anyway :P) and putting each other into check... Here are some pictures.

The teams have just been chosen - Prof, Hapno and Trix for the blacks; Dec, Daisy and Elsa for the whites
And the game has just started
Another view of the board (which is at 500m if anyone wants to find it) That board is now being used for development purposes (ie, writing the movement scripts). There is a board next to the AI Emporium which, if you ask me, you can play on --Decimus 23:49, 6 May 2007 (BST)
And again, the game quite advanced now
And this is how the board looked before the game was abandoned

So, no winners this time, but good fun, and great for teamwork! - Trixxiee

26 April - Help Hapno!!!

My Beloved Wintermute has dissapeeraed! I was programming him on the Pandorabots site.....I knew I should of installed a beacon!

19th April - Murder Mystery

As I speak...um, type, the murderer has not been convicted, but a fun and rather enthusiastic murder mystery has been taking place this evening in Schome Park. The murderer will be named in here for the moment, but as it goes, I'll just put up a few pics, and say thanks to Hapno for organising this. - Trixxiee

topper here i think the murderer is hapno!!!
Well, we tried to have a court case, accusing Hapno of being the murderer, but unfortunately not many people turned up, so this has been rescheduled and the date will be put on the events page when it is decided. - Trixxiee
All of us in the arena trying to work out who the murderer is...
And here we are from another angle...
...And suddenly the arena disappeared!!
It seems Mark managed to return it to the owner...well done Mark, shows those shirts aren't good for you!

17th April Regatta report

By popular request a report on the regatta event that took place from wednesday to sunday last week, apologies in advance for the lack of pictures, I could only find one (thanks faji)but if anyone has any to add please do Regatta report

8th April Money!

Money creeps into SchomePark? Staff become aware that at least one student is starting to sell things in SchomePark. Debate started on the forum... If it was me I have stopped!! Honest

5th April 2007 The wedding

Well Trixxiee and Wintermute got hitched today. Check out the unofficial video ...

This event brought everyone together - the amount of effort that went into preparing for it was phenomenal and it seemed like the whole community was helping out. More pics to follow I have no doubt ...

3rd April

First attempt at a bird's-eye view


Mars has attempted a second view - will post it here soon.

2nd April

Schome marina!

A new development in schome park is the marina situated next to the arena.
Why not check it out?
Go to the wiki page Schome marina

Views of the island

Here are some views of the island from each corner. Also check out the buildings in the sky.

Schome Park from 0,0,122
Schome Park from 0,256,122
Schome Park from 256,0,122
Schome Park from 256,256,122

Building in the sky is certainly the thing to do in Schome Park - buildings are everywhere, several hundred metres up. Several thousand, too, in some cases.

Guess who build this particular specimen. No, you don't think it's Faz, do you? What gave you that impression?
Yes, this build of Faz's is at 4077m. Don't ask how he did it, but believe me, it's there.

Updating info re events

We have been having problems maintaining all of the events noticeboards that are scattered around Schome Park and several people have asked for one central list of all the events that are taking place - so we have:

  • created a Schome Park Events page which lists in chronological order all the events (that we know about) that are taking place on Schome Park
  • put a generic events noticeboard in the Scho-Op
  • changed all of the strand noticeboards in the Reception Area so that they provide a link out to the events info in the wiki
  • changed the Physics and Archaeology notice boards in the Physics and Archaeology areas so that they provide links out to the events info in the wiki (we left the Ethics and Philosophy ones alone cos they were up to date - nice one Socratic Shepherd)

If you are planning an event in-world then please add info about it to the Schome Park Events page in the wiki.

Hmm - I wonder if this sucks content off the wiki or will have to be updated manually every time the wiki page changes!!!!

30th March - Research meeting

Things were going well - date set, folk signed up to attend, agenda agreed. Then TheSchome Ranger decided that he ought to display the agenda in the arena ...

Look carefully to spot the agenda
Woop explains to TheSchome Ranger that an agenda is not that aesthetically pleasing when used as the pattern for the wall paper and carpet ...

The meeting went pretty well - was this because TheSchome Ranger's computer hung and so everyone else got a chance to talk? Surely not. Check out what was agreed at the meeting - and feel free to get involved.

After the meeting - well I guess it is a tradition now - folk danced ...

If you really want to see more of our moves then check out the SL dance page

Is that Trixxiee dancing - surely not ... nope, she's being attacked :p And it looks horrible blown up like that --Decimus
Somewhere in between all of that Socratic Shepherd ran an ethics and philosophy discussion (or two)

26th March - Weather wizard spotted in Schome Park

Soldier twister1.png

Looks like Soldier Schomer is practicing building tornados in SchomePark - hold on to your hats everyone! So far it just looks pretty, and moves really well with a script provided by Baso... but will our weather wizards cause havoc as they work out how to pick up people?! Yet more mad science being tested in the ever-active Physics area...

Maybe that tornado is responsible for all the stuff in the sky
Schome Park sky clutter 07-03-26.jpg

but that doesn't explain the new grey building where the plaza used to be ...
Maybe some of these folk know what's going on ...
Schome Park hanging out 07-03-36.jpg

24th March - Attack of the...

It seems that, in Second Life, there is a lot that can attack you. This bliki entry is going to show a few of the ones I've see occuring over the last couple of weeks. Life is not all safe and sound!

These leaves just appeared out of nowhere!
Leaves, leaves everywhere. Shame we don't drink them, really...
Green snow!
Autumn? In March?

It turns out that these leaves were coming from the body of one of the SParkers, despite the fact that he didn't have anything attached. After several minutes of panic, with no staff to be seen, the leaves stop. We still don't know why they appeared so mysteriously, or why they disappeared again.

Actually, said SParker was wearing an item that waas creating them. We told him to detach everything and it stopped, so we concluded it was him... --Decimus 17:54, 25 March 2007 (BST)
Well worked out Decimus. Do you know what the particular item was called, so we can be aware of it for the future, warn other SParkers, etc? --Mark Cabaret 09:33, 26 March 2007 (BST)
Nope, I don't know what it was called; the person wouldn't tell us. --Decimus 17:54, 26 March 2007 (BST)
He's officially annoyed me with it. It seems Wintermute keeps putting down a spawner to create the things, despite people complaining about it. --Decimus 18:59, 30 March 2007 (BST)
Attack of the giant plant!
On my first visit to Schome Park, a giant plant decided to leap out and attack me!
Hi Trix, that's my 'Freaky Plant' that I picked up at Yadni's Junkyard on the main grid. I'm very fond of it. I like to think of it tickling people, rather than attacking them! Fox

I still maintain it was attacking me - I couldn't get away. But maybe it was just trying to be friendly...Trix
Bubble attack!
These bubbles felt like attacking. It was scary. Honest. Have you never been attacked by bubbles?

Have a picture of something attacking you? Please put it up, I'd love to see them. - Trixxiee Schomer

I noticed on 24 March very high up there is a snow storm. I am pretty sure the leaves, bubbles, and snow flakes are the result of a particle generator script. --Mark Cabaret 12:07, 25 March 2007 (BST)

21st March - Dance, Dance, Dance!

After the meeting this evening, we all went made and had a bit of a dance fest. You can see more pictures here, I hope it makes you laugh!

And Mark, if you're still set on bribing me to get rid of them, I'm open to offers! - Trixxiee Schomer

21st March - Results of the Meeting

We've been busy with the hour-long meeting as of late. the results of which are:
  • Dealing with the prim limit: seeing as we've used 10,000 of the 15,000 limit, we've decided to create buildings and such out of 'low prim buildings'. This renders most of the buildings in the catalog useless, as quite a few of them are 40+ prims.
  • Where can I build: The request to build in the sky is still in effect.
  • Money, how do I get it?: You get it by asking the staff, make sure its worth it, though, linden money costs REAL money!
  • Anti-social behaviour: Griefers will be given a warning, then a temp. ban if it happens again, the ban will last for up to a week.
  • The Museum: people have been asking for an art gallery, so, seeing as the Museum is bare, we will form that into a art gallery (of sorts). We are pending on this decision from the Museum team. However, remember that SkyLouneg is also acting as an art gallery for pictures and small items. Search SkyLounge for more info
  • My own idea, Writers' Corner has been given the green light, Woop and others will help with technical aspects.
  • Also, we've thought about adding the 'eduserv unit' in the glass meeting room to the auditorium.

Always at the ready, -Wintermute

Here we are - towards the end of the meeting ...
Agenda for the meeting. ('Any other business' is a code term for 'dancing'
Lots of people turned up for the meeting
In fact, Euphloozie found it necessary to stand on other people!

19th March - What's been going on in Schome Park?

Welcome to a round up of what's been going on in Schome Park over the last few days. I'm hoping this will be a good way of finding out what has been going on in Schome Park. If there is anything you think should be here, feel free to add it in. The more people helping to keep this running, the merrier. - Trixxiee Schomer

So, what's been going on in Schome Park? Well:

Surprisingly, I am actually in this ship!

This is the Wintership, made by Wintermute Schomer. It has some very good pieces of scripting in it, though it seems to capture the rider, which is a little unnerving. However, I'm sure that piece of scripting will be fixed soon, so if you want to have a ride, contact Wintermute.

I happened to be around when we got attacked by bubbles! Does anyone share the feeling that bubbles are secretly evil?
A dolphin
A buffalo

These are two of the many animals that have appeared in the Sandbox over the last couple of days. I think that, with so many animals around, including the two above, cats and talking dragons, Schome Park should get its own zoo, or before we know it, the Sandbox is going to be overridden with pets (although that may not necessarily be a bad thing!).

This is a still picture (obviously), but this roundabout was spinning around very fast!

This mad fairground ride appeared in the Sandbox a day or two ago. I don't know who made it, but it looked rather fast. I'm glad I didn't have a go, because I'm not sure if avatars can be sick or not...

19 March: what does it mean to be online in SchomePark?

TheSchome Ranger said a really interesting thing to me today- "what does it mean to be 'online' in SchomePark?". He made the point that while for some people this means doing things actively, other people might be logged into SchomePark all day but actually only pay attention now and again if something interesting happens. A bit like having the radio on while you're doing something else and only paying attention when somebody says something interesting or your favourite song comes on. Hmmm... this is a really good point because one of the first statistics we were thinking of collecting was the time that people spent online in SchomePark so we could tell NAGTY and other people things like "we had of 50 people online on average each day and they spent 2 hours each in Schome Park". But quite clearly there's a lot of difference between somebody going into SchomePark for a Physics session/chatting with friends/building something, being very active, and somebody logging in and having it running in the background. I need to be clear about this - I am not saying either way of using it is 'good' or 'bad', just a different way of thinking about what it means to be in SchomePark. Hmmmm.... --Mgaved 15:07, 20 March 2007 (GMT)

18th March - Buildings, buildings everywhere!

In fact, enough buildings to merit a page of their own.

Just one of the many buildings that appeared 'overnight' in Schome Park

Life in Schome Park is never dull! SParkers are really getting the hang of building and several impressive houses have appeared over the last 24 hours in the Sandbox. If we're not careful, we're going to be over-ridden with houses, so the planning meeting next week will be very useful for as many people as possible to attend. If possible, it would be helpful if the SParkers could raise their houses above ground level - it will be the dawning of new sky housing estates! I wonder if it'll catch on in RL...

Houses are literally popping up everywhere, which is great!
There definitely won't be a shortage of housing in Schome Park!

17th March - SkyBase@250

There is a new project underway in schomepark known as Skybase@250, a new housing estate that was seen flying above the sandbox recently (previously known as the baso skyestate) a new page has put up about it SkyBase@250

17th March - griefer attack

The Scho-Op part way through the clean up of the griefer attack
Someone built hundreds of prims (cubes and spheres in this case) all over the island. It took literally hours of staff time to clear up - during which time the Scho-Op was accidentally deleted (requiring even more hours to rebuild it).

Behaviour of this sort is definitely not acceptable - please read the SNP acceptable use policy - such behaviour in the future will lead to the perpetrator being banned from Schome Park (the length of the ban depending upon the circumstances).

A very depressing morning ...

How should we deal with folk who do interesting, creative, yet destructive or anti-social things in Schome Park? If you have a view then share it (via the Dealing with troublesome behaviour discussion)

15th March - the big build!

At least some of the Sparkers have taken to the building tools in Teen Second Life - the island is getting rapidly filled each day with people's constructions. This is really exciting but also really challenging for the support team. Exciting because after all this planning, the island is really being used. Challenging because there is so much stuff being built. If we don't find a way of managing it, the island will be knee deep in boxes, motorbikes and flaming cows. At the moment we're doing a night time sweep of all the unfinished simple things outside the sandbox and stuff on top of the educators areas, and trying to chat to the people building complex things and asking them to lift their builds so they float above the island. Even this won't be enough space though if 100 SParkers want to build a house. We're going to call a meeting next week to get people's opinions --Mgaved 23:22, 15 March 2007 (GMT)

Crashed jet embedded in Physics area. Oops, careless parking...

Good idea Mark. Fox and I have been wondering whether it would make sense to temporarily clear away some of the existing areas that are not currently extensively used into Schomer Pidgeons inventory to free up a bit more build space. Currently, whenever I am online, the SParkers are mostly congregating in the sandbox to build, heading for the educator's areas or hanging out in the Scho-Op (which is proving very popular thanks to Schome Malone). --Euphloozie 14:52, 16 March 2007 (GMT)

13th March 07 - SParkers taking off ...

Blimey - talk about digital natives (or neo-millennials if you want to be really trendy) - the SParkers have really started to fly (literally and metaphorically).

What with all those free houses I think the prim limits are going to be exceeded soon!

Elmoslayer and dragon?
Well are you going to help me or not?
Burning cows that was a close escape!
baso Schomer - hope that full moon isn't going to cause problems ...
Hmm, is that house in the sandbox?
I think not!
Maybe if we hide it under the water no-one will notice.
Mostly underwater anyway ...
Where does Faz end and dalek begin?

12th March 07 - the SParkers have landed

After some problems with the bulk registration of the students on the schome-NAGTY Teen Second Life Pilot (which I have promised to document elsewhere in the wiki) - the first SParkers started arriving on Schome Park at around 8pm tonight (this is not quite true cos George Schomer was able to get in on the 10th March - poor soul was all alone on the island!)

Here are some snapshots to give you a feel for the sorts of things we were getting up to ...

Decimus just hanging out
Faji goes shopping?
Staff hard at work ...
Mark exhausted after 3 hours in-world!
This building lark is dangerous!
The sandbox

10th March 07 - SNP started?

Heck - we've been busy - especially woop who has almost single handedly rebuilt most of Schome Park - check out the new Reception area, the Temple and Hadrian's wall! However, I think he's got a bit carried away with all the pictures of himself on the Schome Park mentor's notice board! What on earth is TheSchome Ranger wearing - looks like one of Woop's cast offs!

Schome Park from the SW corner on the 10th Mar
The Help Area - looks like Woop has been replicating
TheSchome Ranger was there - but where was everyone else?
The new Reception Area
The Temple but what is that dalek doing there?

15th February 07 - SchomeBase mirrored onto Schome Park

At last - all the building work we have been doing on SchomeBase was copied over to Schome Park last night by Linden Labs. A big thank you to Claudia Linden for all her help on this. I understand that ours is the last island that they will ever mirror across in this way. We are now setting out to check that everything is still working - but the initial signs are very hopeful. Now we just need to sign up the student .... watch this space .... 200 NAGTY students should be joining us in here in the next few weeks.

Schome Park on the 15th Feb

3rd January 07 - First sightings of Schome Park

Schome Park went live sometime over the holidays - the first sightings of it by TheSchome Ranger are shown here.

The first view of Schome Park
The second view of Schome Park
Another view of Schome Park

We don't expect there to be much development of Schome Park for the next few weeks - because we are doing all the development work on SchomeBase and will port this all across (land formations and all) towards the end of January.

November 06 - island ordered

We have ordered Schome Park - after lots of problems sorting out new user registration details that would allow us to do so. We are expecting Schome Park to be available from January 07 ...

October 06 - decision to buy an island

In October 2006 we decided to go ahead with an island in Second Life's Teen Grid (TG), as that is the only way in which adult researchers can access the TG. The Aspire Pilot team has agreed to fund the purchase. We are currently sorting out details with Claudia Linden. Our TG island will be called Schome Park.