Tonight all parents and guardians of children from LSA High Recieved an email from Headteacher, Ray Baker:
At the end of school today, our students were targeted by a very small number of protesters based on the pavement on Albany Road. They were holding signs and some were shouting comments about the Covid19 vaccine.
We called the police who attended and school provided a very large staff presence, which ensured the vast majority of children were able to pass quietly and safely. Some older students chose to engage with the protesters creating some congestion. We will continue to keep a high staff presence at the end of the day and work closely with the police but would ask you to reassure your child about the safety of walking home. We will contact parents tomorrow if we need to make temporary changes to our procedures at the end of the school day.
As a school we champion the freedom of opinion, but this protest at the end of a school day, created additional risk to students, other pedestrians and drivers. The nature of the protest made it very difficult to engage without causing congestion, so we would ask children to keep moving past any protests quickly to ensure a safe end to the school day, in the event of further protests.
Please be assured that tomorrow’s letter from the NHS about vaccinations and the consent form will have the relevant and official links and information from the NHS regarding the vaccine.
I am so sorry that there was such a tense and unpleasant end to the day, which completely overshadows the fun, brilliance and excitement of what had happened in school earlier. If your child reports anything inappropriate, please contact the police and log the details. Please then share this with us so we can support.
Lytham St Annes High School
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