Layla Moran, John McDonnell and Caroline Lucas are among a cross-party panel of MPs hosting a Parliamentary briefing-with-a-difference tomorrow. At the event, children will come from all over England to tell and sing their stories of how years of damaging underfunding is affecting them and their schools.
We do hope you have signed up for this event..if not, click this link
We have heard today that due to reasons beyond our control unfortunately we are no longer able to use the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House for our event.
We are pleased to tell you that the event is still going ahead at a different venue, but we have had to change the timings slightly so that we can be accomodated.
Due to the unprecedented nature of the event, there has been a lot of press interest. We would like to invite you to attend a press call ahead of the event itself.
Please see below for press call details and new event venue and timings:
DATE: WED 10 OCT
VENUE: PARLIAMENT SQUARE
PHOTO/FILMING OPPORTUNITY: CHILDREN, PARENTS, MPs AND ARTWORKSEvent:
DATE: WED 10 OCT
TIME: 2- 3PM
VENUE: COMMITTEE ROOM 16, WESTMINSTER HALL (CROMWELL GREEN ENTRANCE)
EVENT: CHILDREN’S SPEECHES, ARTWORKS, INTERVIEWS WITH CHILDREN, PARENTS AND MPs
We would be delighted if as many of you as possible could join us on Parliament Square for the press call. Please note that this will not be a protest, but a small and quiet gathering to provide a backdrop for the press. Please no banners or chanting as we don’t have permission to protest! After the press call we can make our way to Westminster Hall straight from Parliament Square where we will be checked in.
If you are unable to make the press call beforehand, you are still very welcome to come to the event. Please come to Westminster Hall twenty minutes prior to the start of the event as it can take up to twenty minutes to get through security.
The venue is slightly smaller than the Boothroyd Room and as such we need to keep a check on numbers. If you are no longer able to make it, we would be very grateful if you could de-register yourself on eventbrite. If we cannot accommodate everyone in the room itself on the day, please bear with us, an overspill looks great for the press and we will provide copies of the speeches to anyone who couldn’t get into the room.
Please accept our apologies for the short notice, we very much hope to see you on the day!
With best wishes
Gemma (on behalf of Save Our Schools)