Schools all over the country are being forced to close at lunchtime on Fridays in order to remain within their budgets. Many schools that have not yet taken this drastic measure are being forced to consider it. Could your school be next?
On 5 July, parents and children are joining forces to remind the government of their statutory obligation to fund schools properly. Give Me 5!
Give Me 5: descend on Westminster
On Friday 5 July, parents and children will descend on Westminster to ask the question – who will educate my child on Friday afternoon? Sympathetic MPs from all parties are going to meet us outside parliament and run activities for the children to keep them entertained.
Will you join us? Funding is available to support travel costs for parents and children. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Give Me 5: where you are and on social media
Take part in Give Me 5 where you are! Children, parents, teachers, whole schools and politicians can join in the Give Me 5 action in your own creative way.
- Share 5 things that happen in your school on a Friday afternoon
- Ask your child to write their 5 favourite things about school on a large hand shape
- Write your personal message on your hand
- One prominent MP will be doing a running high five down a line of school children!!!
What will you do? Film or photograph your action and share on social media on 5 July 2019 #GiveMe5 #SaveOurSchools