|Issue 4 - April 1972|
|Newcastle Free School|
been several meetings so far concerned with the setting up of a Free
School in Newcastle. A number of teachers have showed interest and
contact has been made with several groups of parents in the West End
Further meetings will be held and it is hoped that more and more parents will become involved in the discussion of whether or not they want a free school in their area. Meanwhile a number of parents are already clear in their mind that they do want a free school and would send their children to such a school should it be established.
A number of teachers who are interested in setting up the school now feel that there are a sufficient number of parents who have indicated their support to justify starting the project immediately if suitable premises and sufficient resources can be found.
If the job of finding premises and raising funds etc is left to the people in the area then it will be a long time before the school will come into being. Our immediate aims are modest, we believe that if we could acquire nothing more than a reasonable sized house or small hall and begin with perhaps only half a dozen children then this will act as a nucleus which will draw support, talent and more children - it will grow and extend.
If anybody can provide any sort of practical assistance to get the
thing started we'd be very pleased to hear from you. Write to:
Dave, Tim, Alison, Alan, June and many more.