Parents have seized control of the closure threatened Wyndford Primary and St. Gregory’s Primary Wyndford in the Maryhill area of Glasgow. There’s been little or no coverage in the media. From inside the building the parents have issued the following letter:
We are parents from Wyndford and St Gregory’s Primary Schools and we
believe our children haven’t had a fair deal.
The Council are wanting to close 13 primary schools and 12 nurseries
in Glasgow. None of these have had a fair consultation.
These closures will destroy communities, risk children’s education and safety.
The consultation is a complete and utter farce, for example the
Council forgot that Ruchill Primary had an autism unit, and claimed
that Wyndford had a swimming pool, but there have been too many
mistakes to mention them all.
Visit us at Wyndford Primary, and St Gregory’s, 116 Glenfinnan Drive,
behind Tesco’s in Maryhill.
Please show your support for our occupation. Your school or workplace
could be next.
Messages of support to 07770806270 and visit http://www.burghangel.org.uk
Further South in Liverpool students at the Liverpool John Moores University are fighting the closure of the Youth and Community Work course.
Youth work – Students hit back over axed course
The decision by a Liverpool university to cut its youth work course could have serious repercussions. Janaki Mahadevan reports.
‘THERE WILL BE NO FUTURE FOR YOUTH WORK IN LIVERPOOL’
Students on Liverpool John Moores University’s youth and community work course are fighting the decision to drop the subject.
One spokeswoman for the student body, who wants to remain anonymous, says: “The importance, value and quality of youth work is great in Liverpool. It is an invaluable part of the community, helping to counteract issues such as gang violence. There will be no future for youth work in Liverpool once this course is gone.”
In a meeting with the dean of the faculty of health and applied social sciences, students say they were told the course was underperforming and had a low completion rate.
But the spokeswoman says even though students may not get as many 1st or 2:1 grades as those on other courses, they were able to prove their commitment to the field through their practical skills and ability. She says the argument undermines the hard work of those achieving 2:2 grades despite not having academic backgrounds.
Credit for photo to Arlen Connely and full report at Children and Young People Now