Thousands attend Lancaster school march

Teachers, parents and children gathered in the city to take part in the Save Our Schools march.

Sunday, 14th May 2017, 11:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 2:27 pm
Crowds during the march

Crowds met in Dalton Square to protest against school budget cuts on Saturday (May 13).

The Lancaster and Morecambe Primary Headteachers Cluster organised the rally which attracted 2,000 people, armed with posters, placards and whistles.

Speakers included parents, teachers, Siobhan Collingwood, headteacher at Morecambe Bay Community Primary School, Cat Smith for Lancaster and Fleetwood and members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), and the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).

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Sarah Fogarty with her five year old daughter Daisy Jones, of Morecambe Bay Primary School.

All spoke before the march, emphasising their passion for the fight against education cuts.

The march began at 12noon and activities including face painting and live music took place until 2pm in Dalton Square.

More to come.

Crowds during the march
Sarah Fogarty with her five year old daughter Daisy Jones, of Morecambe Bay Primary School.
Crowds during the march