Closure of Victoria Primary begins

Margaret Doran (Director of Children and Families) meets pupils from Victoria Primary and Nursery

Margaret Doran (Director of Children and Families) meets pupils from Victoria Primary and Nursery

Work has begun to close down Victoria Primary school. As well as cutting the term year short, the council have placed a skip in the playground, and desks and chairs are being removed from some of the classrooms.

The council claims this will not cause a disruption to the education of the children. However parents are also concerned about the safety of the children because work is being carried out on the premises while the children are still there.

Please feel free to contact the councillors and voice your concerns over the safety issues of the work being carried out, and also the fact that the council have opened themselves up to possible claims for damages if a child is injured.

When you contact them please quote, “Hughes v Lord Advocate“.

This is a legal case where a young boy was seriously injured after playing where work was being carried out in the street.

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2 responses to “Closure of Victoria Primary begins

  1. I`ll let the late George Carlin answer this one

    “They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want . . . they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that . . . that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting ***** by a system that threw them overboard 30 *****’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers . . . Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly ***** jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it”

  2. “A statement by the occupying students condemned the subordination of education to the interests of profit and called for a broad movement to defend humanities subjects in particular and education in general, proposing Middlesex become a central point for this struggle.”…

    http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/may2010/midd-m24.shtml

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