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Students walk out in protest against Guernsey school reforms

Organisers of the recent People Power Guernsey demonstration in St Peter Port stress they did not encourage children to walk out of school. Credit: ITV Channel TV

More than 20 students walked out of lessons to protest against the plans for secondary school education in Guernsey.

The demonstration, which was organised via Instagram, saw the pupils from St Sampsons High School leave the grounds and march around The Bridge chanting 'Save Our School'.

The students involved were dropped off at the school as normal, but walked into town rather than going into the building for registration.

The school's headteacher has responded, saying the protest was 'unacceptable.'

While pleased that these students feel so passionately about this issue, we would always encourage them to have their say. This response needs to take place out of school time as it is not acceptable for students to be absent from school.

– Annabel Bolt, St Sampson's High Headteacher.

Organisers of the recent People Power Guernsey demonstration in St Peter Port stress they did not encourage the children to walk out of school.

Deputies behind a requete calling for a halt to the current plans are meeting at the Grammar School.

The requete is set to be debated in the States before the end of February.

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