Thursday, 21 July 2011

Save Our Schools Campaign

Guest post by Tom Handy and Jack Brailsford,
Year 13 Students at Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham

As Sixth Form students at Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham, we're aware of the state of disrepair into which our ageing school is falling, and although we enjoy the school’s 19th Century charm, we cannot help but realise that after over 100 years, the school needs serious work.

Working with Guy and our fellow students, we hope to raise awareness of our Save Our Schools campaign. We hope to make sure the Council bids for some of the funding that the Government has now made available. We want to highlight that the age of some parts of the school, make it more difficult to study effectively. We don’t want our school to get left behind, which it has been for decades.

Even though we will be leaving next year, we realise that future-proofing the school is a worthy and valuable use of funds. It will enrich and enhance education for thousands of children in years to come. We hope to engage students and talk to heads of departments on the issue, to make sure our case is heard.

You can support the SOS campaign on facebook by clicking here.