“Burning Books” – a play not to miss

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“Burning Books” – a play not to miss

The GFTU is hosting a performance of “Burning books” by Jess Green at Quorn Grange Hotel near Loughborough, Leicestershire at 7:00pm on 23rd November

“Burning Books”, Jess Green’s most recent story of protest, teaching and what is happening in today’s schools has struck accord with many and the GFTU invites you to come along and ask yourself, what should schools do when they are losing so many teachers?

On Teach First student Kat’s first day at Hurstville Community College, Nicky Morgan announces forced academisation for all state schools. Kat is ready for the picket line but her attempts to join the NUT are met with contempt by union stalwart Janine. The head teacher is invisible and the staff are more concerned about losing their staff room, disappearing books and a History teacher who hasn’t been seen for weeks.

This is a powerful and humorous look at an education system buckling under government cuts and targets. A story of protest and the teachers who choose to fight back.

“Brilliant. Her words have certainly struck a chord with teachers” – Huffington Post

“A play that will ring true for every teacher in the country!” – National Union Teachers

The performace begins at 7:00pm and tickets for the event are available on-line from:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/burning-books-a-gftu-performance-tickets-48035999969

A range of attractive merchandise will be available at performances, including Books (£10), T-shirt’s (£10), CD’s (£5), Bags (£5).

Further information regarding the event is available from ianr@gftu.org.uk or by calling 01509 410970.

 

 

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