People who are opposing the latest “Two school” model, had planned a protest by attempting to voice their concerns against it. Last Sunday afternoon, the protesters had marched from North Beach to Market square.
Moreover, a petition opposing the one-school model had been endorsed by 5,478 signatures. The peaceful protest starting from North Beach car park went through the Liberation monument, followed by the Prince Albert memorial. Further, four speeches had been given at the market square.
The event started with an online petition opposing education, sports, and cultural proposals, which had received maximum signatures so far. Several Guernsey people had put up with green ribbons outside their homes and on their cars by showing their protest against these plans, even though there are calls that are supporting the state to “pause and review.”
More than 2500 people had participated in the protest against this education proposal held in Guernsey. Furthermore, politicians and teachers have also spoken against the endorsed changes, which include a one-school-two-sites model in the secondary education system. Over and above, a motion to detain the approved changes had been endorsed by seven parties.
Additionally, the committee for sport, education, and culture stated that delaying the changes would “inevitably lead to years of further uncertainty.”
Guernsey people’s power includes individuals who are interested and concerned about giving their voice against present ESC proposals by setting up several events, hosting a petition and by displaying green ribbons.
The protesting group suggests neither which model is preferable, nor identifying which segment of the proposal they are opposing. Its sole objective is to raise awareness of public concern and show its support for the people.