On 19 Oct, people all over the country will be taking action against school funding cuts : we’re flossing 4 funding. You can join us! Toolkit of useful resources below.
We will show Phillip Hammond, Nick Gibb and Damian Hinds just how many parents, carers, and grandparents, like heads, teachers and governors, are deeply concerned about the school funding crisis and the damage it is doing to our children.
There have been 8% cuts to pupil funding since 2010, our schools and children are suffering. Headteachers say “there’s nothing left to cut!”
Tell the Chancellor #budget2018 must fund our schools properly and undo the damage.
Do the Floss4Funding!
Here’s how it works.
The action will take place on Friday 19 Oct – it doesn’t matter if its morning, afternoon, night, but it will have more impact if it is all on the same day.
- Get parents, teachers, kids ( or friends, family, sports team, or work colleagues) together – in a playground, staffroom, on the train. Get creative!
- Do the floss and film it (better if there is some music!)
- Include in the film basic info about who and where you are – eg by holding up paper with it scribbled on or (if you know how, add it afterwards)
- Post your film on twitter, facebook or Instagram* on Friday 19 Oct with the following message:
[insert school or local authority name here] parents say: 8% cuts to pupil funding since 2010, our schools and children are suffering. Listen to parents and pupils. #budget2018 must fund our schools properly and undo the damage.
#floss4funding #parentsteachersunite #budget2018
Make sure that Philip Hammond, Damian Hinds, Nick Gibb and your local MP see your floss by tagging them.
On Twitter: @DamianHinds @nickgibbuk @PhilipHammondUK @YourLocalMP*
On Facebook: @nickgibbofficial @damian.hinds @hmtreasury @YourLocalMP*
Instagram: details tbc – we’re not sure Phil Hammond has an insta account ; )
*to find your MP social media handle go to www.theyworkforyou.com type in your postcode and select “profile
Start telling other people about Floss4Funding on Friday 19 October and get practicing your floss!
You can share this video to raise awareness – but if you are using facebook, please share the version on our facebook page as it will get shared much more widely.
A brilliant video from Save Our Schools West Sussex to share.
You can download, print and customise this floss for funding_poster
Proper old school.
And finally – you can tell local media about your Floss4Funding with this Customisable Press Release – Day of Action 19 October Don’t forget to customise though!
Good luck! And most of all please remember to post your floss online on 19 Oct!