Floss 4 Funding
Thank you for flossing for funding with Save Our Schools West Sussex on Friday 19 October!
Floss 4 Funding was a national day of action against school funding cuts.
Kids and parents flossed and put it up on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
We left messages demonstrating our school community's opposition to funding cuts, and on Twitter we mentioned @DamianHinds @Philip HammondUK @nichgibbuk and our local MPs.
On Facebook we used @damian.hinds, @hmtreasury, @nickgibbofficial
Here's an example of the message:
(Insert school or local authority name here) parents say: 8% cuts to pupil funding since 2010. Our schools are struggling to cope. #budget2018 must fund our schools properly and undo the damage.@DamianHinds @PhilipHammondUK @YourLocalMP #floss4funding #parentsteachersunite
Lots of local schools got involved to make the government listen to us.
The headteachers have been doing this. The teachers have been doing this. It was time to hear from the parents and kids.
THANK YOU FOR
MARCHING WITH US!
The March 4 Schools took place on 21 April 2018
Hundreds of us marched through Worthing with our families,
homemade banners, whistles and drums.
We made some noise in the fight for funding
(with a little help from the Thomas A Becket Samba band!).
We were marching...
- For fair funding
- For a good education
- For all our children
At the end of the march, we gathered on the prom to hear some inspiring speeches
and to chalk our SOS messages.
The march started at Steyne Gardens at 2pm, went down Warwick Street, on to Montague Street, then down Crescent Road and onto the prom. Photo: Sam Pharoah