Parkland grads rally for education

A group of frustrated would-be Grade 12 Parkland Secondary students rallied at the school last Friday

Parkland 2015 grads Sarah Hann

A group of frustrated would-be Grade 12 Parkland Secondary students rallied at the school last Friday afternoon to show their support for teachers and also their desire to be back in school.

“The idea came from us just being frustrated by not being back at school,” explained one of the rally organizers, Gillian MacDonald.

“This is our grad year and we feel we need to get out and do something about it.”

MacDonald said her and her peers are concerned about a number things in their Grade 12 year, including the loss of three weeks of classes already which could impact things like university, college and scholarship applications.

“We want to see an end to the dispute, we feel like, as students, we’re stuck in the middle,” she said.

The students organized live music and a hotdog barbecue and had good attendance at the event.

“It’s important people know that the students are getting out there,” MacDonald said.