David Morris column: Fight continues to save Lancaster school

David Morris.
David Morris.

I’m sure you will have read in the Lancaster Guardian previously that I am campaigning to save Skerton Community High School. Last week, I visited the school to speak to pupils and staff.

The consultation closed last Friday and this period of uncertainty has had a really negative effect on the pupils and it has been a very difficult time for the hard working staff too. On Friday I spoke to pupils and staff at an assembly with the hope that I could boost morale ahead of the half-term break. I also took questions from the pupils so thank you to everyone at Skerton Community High School for making me so welcome.

For your reference I have published on my website the letter that I submitted to the consultation. If you have a few minutes please take a look at davidmorrismp.co.uk then please click on ‘Save Skerton School’ in my campaigns section.

Today, Thursday, it will be my pleasure to accompany some of the pupils from Skerton Community High School when they deliver their petition to Downing Street. The moment the pupils set foot down that famous road they do so representing the whole school community.

Later that day I will present the petition to the House of Commons and I have also been able to schedule a meeting with Education Minister Lord Nash. This gives the pupils the opportunity to not only take their campaign to Downing Street but also to the very top of the Education Department and to the House of Commons.

I am always very keen to hear your ideas of how we can improve Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Please do contact me with your ideas.

My next advice surgery is on Friday December 6 at Tesco Carnforth. My supermarket surgeries are drop-in surgeries so there is no need to make an appointment. You can always contact my office on 01524 841225.

Write to me at www.davidmorrismp.co.uk<http://www.davidmorrismp.co.uk> or you can e-mail david.morris.mp@parliament.uk<mailto:david.morris.mp@parliament.uk> or write to Office 204 Riverway House, Morecambe Road, Skerton LA1 2RX