Monday, 19 April 2010

Defend East Bristol Community Adult Education.

Defend East Bristol Community Adult Education. This is about the imminent cuts to the courses that are run in the community; for those who are learning English, for those who have left school without qualifications and now feel ready to try again and maybe prepare themselves for further education and a new career, for those with learning difficulties who benefit from courses that are close and sociable. For many of these people the travel to Bristol City College and accessing the courses there is daunting, expensive and just not appropriate to their circumstances and other responsibilites.

The closure of these local classes is a real loss to them and to the whole community.

Students, teachers and others in the campaign have so far held meetings of over 100 people, lobbied the Council outside and in the council chamber and are now organising a march. See below. Please publicise and support.

Defend Adult Community Education in East Bristol Saturday 24 March

Assemble 11.30 at the Beacon Centre by the City Academy, Russell Town Avenue BS5

(near Lawrence Hill and the bottom of Church Road)

to march into town via Lawrence Hill and Old Market, round Broadmead and to Castle Park

for music, food and speeches.

E mail bigmarch@hotmail.co.uk or join the FacebookGroup: Defend East Bristol Community Education.

Please bring banners, placards, whistles etc.

3 comments:

bristolred said...

The attacks on local education are appalling, both in terms of scale and who's being targeted. You can bet that the money spinning courses won't be touched. I'm doing a counselling course at City of Bristol College, where the staff are demoralised and terrified about what the future holds for them. I'm not going to be able to get to Saturday's demo, but I hope it goes well and sends a clear message to the paymasters.

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