We have just passed 100 signatures on our petition after exactly 10 days. Given that we are a new campaign, with no resources, no money and starting from scratch, I think that's fantastic progress. Well done and thank you to everyone! We need to keep pushing this in the local community to make it something that's impossible to ignore but this is a good platform to start to build some pressure.
Sign our petition here
And pass it on to help it grow!
Leafletting at Henry Maynard:
Earlier this week a few of us did some leafletting at Henry Maynard infants school and got rid of 50 leaflets in about 10 minutes. There was lots of interest in the issue and it would be great if we could start to take the petition out around more of the schools in Walthamstow.
You can download leaflets and petitions here:
defendwalthamforeststateschool s.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/new- leaflet-and-downloadable- petition.html
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out where to send completed forms.
We're on Twitter!
Defend Waltham Forest State Schools is now on Twitter! Please follow us here @SaveE17Schools.
Public meeting: No Academy at Connaught School - 6 November:
The Waltham Forest Anti-Academy campaign, with whom we are working closely, is holding a public meeting on the threat to a local school in Leyton. It would be great if we could make sure some of us can get there. It will be another opportunity to raise the issue of the Free School. I will be there and hope to see some of you too.
Speakers to include: John Cryer, MP for Leyton & Wanstead, Tabusam Ahmed, Connaught parent, Alasdair Smith, Anti Academies Alliance, Tuesday 6th November 7pm, @ George Mitchell School, Farmer Road, Leyton, E10 5DNhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/