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Kids Before Quids

Issue No. 1761

EDUCATION campaigners will march in Leicester this Saturday against the scandal of rotten facilities for children. More than 90 children at Heatherbrook Primary School in Leicester are being taught in three mobile classrooms which health and safety officers have deemed potentially hazardous.

The mobile classrooms have damp, mould, crumbling walls, hazardous wiring, rotten beams, etc. Leicester City Council is only willing to repair the mobiles, even though they are already over 19 years old.

A campaigning group called Kids Before Quids has been set up to demand Leicester City Council replaces the mobiles with permanent buildings. From a public meeting of 40 people, several activities, a petition and leaflets were drawn up and organised.

Campaigners have so far protested at a Leicester City Council cabinet meeting, managing to stop the meeting for over 15 minutes, and lobbied two local councillors at their surgery, forcing them to publicly support the campaign.

March against mobile classrooms, Saturday 11 August, 12.30pm, Heatherbrook Primary School, Astill Lodge Road, Leicester.

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Sat 11 Aug 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1761
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