Glasgow Save our Schools Campaign
Monday, March 13, 2006
Carnwadric -sit- in
Hats off to the parents too of St. Edmunds who were occupying their school from Friday 3pm right up until 9am this morning
Pauline here from Carnwadric. There was 7 of us at the sit-in at Carnwadric, and we had a brilliant time! Debbi brought in her karaoke machine and being in the gym hall, the acoustics were great, ha ha! :o) Unfortunately the (80!) parents in Bargeddie couldn't do their sit-in because their was a heavy Police and Security presence, (North Lanarkshire Council! Duh!?), and they couldn't get in, but Catriona Lessani from Bargeddies campaign came to Carnwadric on Friday night to show her support, so thanks for that Catriona!
We had Jackie Kemp (freelance journalist), come to the school and photographer Tom Finnie from the Guardian newspaper took some fantastic pictures in the gym with us and the kids. He also took some brilliant pics of the kids behind the bars of the school gate. It will be featured in the Guardian a week tomorrow,(Tuesday 21st) I think. Tom also said he knew a few other journos who might be interested in the campaign, so watch this space!
Hats off to the parents too of St. Edmunds who were occupying their school from Friday 3pm right up until 9am this morning! I'm sure it was hard going but I admire their staying power! Haven't spoken with Susan yet, as I'm sure she is catching up on some much needed shut-eye! But well done to everyone involved at St. Edmunds. You should be dead proud of yourselves!.
I saw the coverage in Saturday E.T and it was great. Loved the quote from Heather saying, "Perhaps a lot of parents think we are at the end of the road and the school will close, but we hope parents realise it is not the end". Hopefully, some parents will read this and indeed see there is still a great deal we can do. I know we all have experienced the "It's a done deal, isn't it?" or "Why are you bothering? It's a waste of time!" remarks. Maybe Heathers comment might make them think again.
I also couldn't get the papers report on-line, sorry Anthea!
On closing, I just want to say again, well done everyone! A job well done!
Bob, 8:59 AM