Shap CE School children, their families and staff met together to support the Fair Funding for Schools Protest at The Corn Market in Penrith today. Armed with their homemade placards and balloons, they joined other local schools to raise awareness of the huge cuts to school funding. Those that spoke included Nigel Pattinson, headteacher at UCC and 10 year old Katie Greenwood from North Lakes Primary School.
Shap CE Primary School, because of our rural location, is not going to experience funding cuts, but all neighbouring schools are, in particular our secondary schools. With this in mind, we urge you to show your support by writing to your local MP: http://www.rorystewart.co.uk/ and sign the online petition at: http://schoolcuts.org.uk