Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
On Saturday 7th December, the NEU came together as a local and regional force to support the Guisborough Super Saturday event. We campaigned with our clear general election message - Vote Education. As activists we made our presence felt, and reminded voters of their responsibility to protect the futures of our youngest and brightest.
Following a campaign morning, we escaped indoors to hear from three wonderful speakers, who each brought with them an inspiring message. Lucy Cuzzocrea, a local parent, told of how her daughter has just started in reception, this year, in St. Paulinus. She spoke passionately about how ‘St. Paulinus is a fantastic school and we’re so lucky to have it on our doorstep. They have a similar ethos to me, for creativity, child-led learning, and outdoor play. I couldn’t be happier with this. But despite this they are struggling because their finances have been cut to the bone by the government.’
No longer can we sit by and allow cuts to continue, and that is something we as a union have to continue to fight for in the coming years.
NPYW Officer, and Vice President