Glasgow Save our Schools Campaign
Monday, February 06, 2006
Feb @ 12noon PROTEST LOBBY of Council meeting @ City Chambers, George Sq UNITE with parents across the city & council staff fighting cuts This meeting of the full council will vote on plans to wipe out local schools Save our schools defend our kids’ future - defend our communities VOICE YOUR VIEWS save our primary & nursery schools
Thurs 9th Feb @ 12noon PROTEST LOBBY of Council meeting @ City Chambers, George Sq UNITE with parents across the city & council staff fighting cuts This meeting of the full council will vote on plans to wipe out local schools - despite massive opposition by parents and residents. The council Education Committee has ignored our views. This is an attack on education AND democracy. We must not give up the campaign to Save Our Schools. Join our protest lobby - voice your views.
Demand local, modern, easily accessible schools -with lower class sizes
The Council has conducted a sham consultation - now their Education Committee has trampled on public opinion and gone ahead with their closure plans.
In the west end, they still plan to shut Dowanhill, Hillhead, Kelvinhaugh and Willowbank primaries; Dowanhill and Willows nurseries ... and put over 500 kids into one school at Gibson St /Otago St. They want to shut St Peter’s and Notre Dame primaries; Anderson St nursery .... and replace it with a new Roman Catholic school on the Dowanhill site. they have ignored the public outcry against the Gibson St site, against super-sized schools being bad for our children, and done nothing to address the problem of classes of up to 33. The full Council meeting on 9th Feb will decide the fate of our kids and communities.
So this PROTEST LOBBY aims to unite people from across Glasgow in protest at the crazy centralisation of our schools.
All their plans will mean bigger classes; monster-sized schools that alienate young children; loss of community facilities; and often long and dangerous journeys to school. How are kids and parents meant to walk to Gibson St from many parts of this area? Or why should we be forced to add to car pollution?
The proposed Gibson St site would be undersized, overcrowded with an initial 500+ kids, and add to isolation and bullying. The council now admits it would mean classes of 33. It would be built on a site where the Shish Mahal was demolished due to subsidence! .. Why don’t the Council invest in the existing LOCAL, easily-accessible schools?
.. Why don’t they slash class sizes -to improve education - instead of closing down buildings that are at the heart of local communities? Join the PROTEST LOBBY. Show your feelings before the Council railroad through their plans.We won’t accept these attacks lying down! The campaign continues. Join us.
Join the united Save Our Schools campaign - set up to unite parents, staff and residents in defence of our kids and communities. Ring 07742889802. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob, 4:33 AM