Protestors in Wisbech, March and Whittlesey hand out leaflets against segregated education

NE Cambs Labour Party hold an education not segregation rally in Wisbech

NE Cambs Labour Party hold an education not segregation rally in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Representatives from Wisbech, March, Chatteris and Whittlesey took part in a national day of action against segregated education.

The NE Cambs Labour Party said they organised day to raise awareness against Theresa May’s plans to reintroduce the grammar school system.

Protesters were joined by representatives of Cambridgeshire National Union of Teachers.

Susan Marshall said they were fighting against “this further step towards the disintegration of a decent, free and equal education for every child in the country.”

The Labour Party believes that all schools should be good or excellent schools giving the best start in life for every child.

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In Wisbech, March and Whittlesey market places about 800 leaflets were handed out which explained that instead of setting up grammar schools Labour would create an education maintenance allowance for 16-18 year olds in full time education.

They say this would help students from low and middle income families and grants for university students so that no-one is denied an education because they can’t afford it.

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People were also asked to sign an online petition.

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