Education Not Segregation – National Campaign Day

Saturday 1st October may go down as one of the best days of campaigning ever within the Labour Party. Our message of “Education Not Segregation” was heard loud and clear across the country. Here in Crewe & Nantwich we set up shop in the middle of Crewe town centre and spoke to many town goer’s. Our petition was particularly popular and all names from that will be combined with the similarly successful online petition.

We got members to speak to us about their reasons for opposing the Tories plans to open new grammar schools. Our first speaker was drama lecturer Dr. Shelley Piasecka…

 

We also got Prof. Simon Piasecka to speak to us…

 

And Dawn Kay, member and a teacher of 35 years…

The turnout was good, the spirit was good, the people were responsive to it. We, as I am sure many of you are, are now hoping the pressure is on the Tories to ditch this hark to the past and instead look forward to improving the standard of our existing education system so that a good education can be had by all and not just a privileged few!