SEAFORD: Sit-down protest over tuition fees

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STUDENTS at Seaford Head Community College played their part in supporting the national day of protests about the rise in tuition fees as potential future university applicants many feel that they would not be able to easily access higher education if tuition fees increased.

The school did not support a walk-out as it was felt this would have been a negative action with students missing valuable learning time.

Instead students were encouraged to sign a student council petition to be sent to the town’s MP, Mr Norman Baker, and were able to take part in a short sit down protest on the playground.

The school fully supported the students’ sentiments but did not authorise them to be out of its care and control and missing the vital learning they would need to gain a place at any reputable university.