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Kingfisher pupils' parliament protest

Worried parents and pupils from under-threat Kingfisher Primary School are to protest at the House of Commons against the school closure

Worried parents and pupils from under-threat Kingfisher Primary School are to protest at the House of Commons against the school closure.

While other children will be enjoying a half-term break, dedicated pupils from the Smith's Wood school will be fighting for their futures.

Weeks of uncertainty were all but ended earlier this month when Solihull Council gave the green light to merge Kingfisher with Bosworth Wood primary in Chelmsley Wood.

The merge would see Kingfisher shut down as new laws say the LEA cannot combine two schools without closing one first.

"Still no-one knows exactly what is going on, and it's very unsettling for the children," said Karen Adams, chairman of the Kingfisher parents' support group.

"We're fighting this all the way because we believe that the wrong decisions are being made."

As a result of intense fund raising they have raised enough money to take a party of 74 parents and pupils to London with The Green Bus company.

The school have also organised a 20-minute audience with a minister to discuss their objections to the plans.

Karen added, "From the moment we heard about these plans we started to protest, and there is no way we're stopping now."

"Our children's future is the main thing and we will keep going until the end."

 

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