Protest by Dewsbury schools takes shape

LET'S DANCE: Pupils from Thornhill Community Science College, St Joseph's and St John Fisher School dancing at St John Fisher's as part of a national protest against changes to the School Sports Partnership funding. (d19011104)
LET'S DANCE: Pupils from Thornhill Community Science College, St Joseph's and St John Fisher School dancing at St John Fisher's as part of a national protest against changes to the School Sports Partnership funding. (d19011104)
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CHILDREN have been dancing their protest to cuts to school funding.

The government decided to cut its School Sports Partnership budget from March, but had a re-think after public outrage, meaning some of the services supported by the funding will remain until August 31.

Partnership development manager Julie Noble, from St John Fisher Catholic High School, said: “Although welcome, this will not sustain the comprehensive infrastructure, staffing, networking for primary teachers and links to many other partners for collaborated projects to be rolled out to enhance the health and wellbeing of all our young people.”

So pupils are still fighting the changes and on Wednesday, at 11.40am, joined more than 90,000 pupils across England in a five minute School Sport Dance.