Students stage a strike over the length of lunch breaks
EXCLUSIVE By ADAM LAZZARI STUDENTS in March staged a strike this morning with about 20 disappearing from the Neale-Wade Community College after the protest over the length of lunch breaks. Staff are currently contacting parents in a bid to find where th
By ADAM LAZZARI
STUDENTS in March staged a strike this morning with about 20 disappearing from the Neale-Wade Community College after the protest over the length of lunch breaks.
Staff are currently contacting parents in a bid to find where the students have gone.
You may also want to watch:
Principal Tim Hitch said: "Our main concern is for the students' safety.
"The majority of the students returned to lessons and only a minor disruption was caused.
- 1 Murder suspect is victim's son
- 2 Widow of High Court judge, 77, charged with historical sexual abuse
- 3 Pervert filmed himself having sex with girl, 14, and then shared video online
- 4 'Disbelief’ for disability centre after staff member’s scooter is stolen
- 5 Man suspected to have stolen '£300-400' of alcohol in store theft
- 6 Suspected drink lorry driver threw whiskey and wine bottle from cab
- 7 Class B drug factory discovered following British Gas search warrant
- 8 Commuter chaos as van blaze causes miles of congestion
- 9 'Unreasonable behaviour' means Steve must pay council's costs of failed appeal
- 10 Hairdressing student is best of 1,000 after winning national competition
"I want to assure parents that lessons are now continuing as normal."
Around 50 students, who currently have a 40 minute lunch break, were involved in the protest.
It is unclear exactly what the students are demanding.
The protestors refused to go to their second lesson and gathered in the grounds at 10am for around 20 minutes.
Teachers and staff were met with television cameras from Anglia TV as they attempted to get students back into the college.
Mr Hitch said: "I believe that a couple of students organised this, possibly with the help of parents, because television cameras don't just appear from nowhere.
"The students involved will be disciplined through normal school procedures."
Mr Hitch could not say if any students were likely to be excluded.
Students in Years 7 to 10 had to stay at home yesterday (Thursday) when members of the National Union of Teachers joined a national strike over pay and classroom sizes.
Were you involved in the protest?
Send us your stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org