‘The Wyndford & St Gregory’s United, will never be divided’
Today 30th June 2009 at 9.00am the water supply at Wyndford primary school was cut off in a bid to remove the peaceful responsible save our school parents. The current situation is, little water left for hygiene and toileting facilities which then brings in the issue of infection control, which is particularly highlighted during this tropical weather spell and heightens the likelihood of infections i.e. swine flu and food poisoning. Drinking water is also limited.
After two weeks of occupying their children’s schools, in protest at city council plans to close them and 23 others, the parents of St Gregory’s and Wyndford primaries ended the occupation to a heroes welcome from the children and the community.
The occupation ended after the city council threatened to refuse to allow the children access to the school once the Easter break had finished. These bullying tactics, which the council hoped to use to stifle the campaign, has only served to make the campaign adapt its tactics.
Yesterday, 21 April, the parents of Victoria primary in Govanhill occupied their children’s school, some of them chaining themselves to the railings outside the school. They ended their protest at 08:00 last night as the council was again threatening the children with being snatched away to another school.
Click image for map to Our Lady of Assumption Primary
Parents at threatened Our Lady of Assumption in Ruchill then took to the roof of their school and have vowed to remain there until Thursday when the council will announce the cuts officially.
The councils threats to snatch children away to unfamiliar schools is a despicable ploy to attempt to drive yet another wedge through the heart of our community. By attempting to turn parents not involved directly with the protests against the those that are they seek to cease support to the campaign. What do they think we are? Stupid or something? Glaswegians are a savvy breed and know when someone is attempting to shaft them.
These are our communities, our schools and our kids that are under attack and we will fight for them!
For more information on these campaigns please see:
Save Our Schools
The Burgh Angel
Posted in Uncategorized/Reblogged
Tagged community fightback, community strength, glasgow city council, glasgow community, occupied schools, our lady of assumption primary, save our schools, st gregory's primary, steven purcell, victoria primary, wyndford primary
Around 100 people braved the weather today to support the parents occupying Wyndford and St Gregories primaries in Maryhill, Glasgow. Continue reading
Parents have today occupied Wyndford and St Gregories primary.
In response to the councils threat to close 25 primaries and nurseries parents today took matters into their own hands and took possession of the schools.
At first police were threatening to use force to enter the building, secured shut by the parents, and to bodily remove them. However the large presence of supportive parents outside the school certainly dissuaded them from that course of action.
There will be a demonstration in support of the occupation at midday tomorrow.
People are also needed to put in shifts at the occupation.
The threat of closure of these schools affects all of us not just the parents and kids. It is a direct attack on all our communities.
See you there!
Safe as houses, well safer than it was now someone is standing up to the council!