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Protesters start e-mail campaign to stop school closure

And the winner is: Ellen-Kate Horton and Patricia Paynter, of the West End Warriors for Legacy, with the Gorham’s gift card raffle prize (Photograph supplied)

A pressure group locked in a battle to stop the planned closure of a primary school has launched a campaign to get supporters to e-mail the Minister of Education.

The “Send An E-Mail” campaign was launched by the West End Warriors for Legacy, a group set up to save West End Primary School from the axe.

Anyone who e-mailed Diallo Rabain, the education minister, to protest against the plan was entered into a draw with a chance to win a $300 Gorham’s gift voucher.

The school is one of several primary schools facing closure as part of the Government’s shake-up of the education system.

Patricia Paynter, the campaign organiser, said: “The ‘Send An E-Mail’ campaign will continue for as long as it takes.

“However, as part of the initial phase of the campaign and in the spirit of Christmas, individuals who participated by midnight on December 20 were entered into a draw for a chance to win a $300 gift voucher from Gorham’s.

“We are very grateful for Gorham’s support and their contribution towards the value of the Gorham’s gift voucher.

“We only wish that more of the corporate members of our community would come on board and lobby with us to save this icon of Bermuda’s history of education.”

Anyone who wants to support the campaign should send an e-mail to Diallo Rabain at dvrabain@gov.bm, with a copy forwarded to Ms Paynter at gppaynter@gmail.com.

The subject line should be “Save West End Primary School from closure”.

The draw was made by Aziza Furbert, the president of the West End Primary School PTA, last Tuesday and was won by Cicely Atwell.

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Published December 28, 2021 at 7:52 am (Updated December 28, 2021 at 7:49 am)

Protesters start e-mail campaign to stop school closure

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