SOS West Sussex Meeting At The Orchard Cafe
On the evening of Monday 5 March SOS West Sussex hosted a small gathering at the fabulous Orchard Cafe in Worthing to brainstorm ideas of how to raise the profile of our campaign and how to move it forward in 2018.
Attendees represented many different parts of the community, including 15 schools across primary, secondary, SEND and further education.
We started with a brief overview of what we have managed to achieve through the campaign so far and then moved on to the main event: figuring out how to take the campaign to the next level.
In small groups we explored
what had worked well so far and what we could do again
which other campaigns by other organisations we could draw inspiration from
campaigning activities to focus on in 2018
Each group presented their ideas and we all then voted on our favourites.
Following the meeting we counted up the votes and used the most popular as a framework to develop our aims for 2018.
Our main focus for the campaign in 2018 is therefore:
to get more parents on board
to publicise the real impact of cuts on schools
Which leads us to...
What SOS West Sussex is doing in Spring 2018
Anonymous headteacher survey to provide evidence of the impact of the cuts
Protest march on Saturday 21 April 2-3pm Worthing town centre and chalking messages on the prom
Save Our Schools poster colouring competition
If you would like to get involved in any capacity, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch with us here.