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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 March 2008, 10:17 GMT
School on song in SOS campaign
Youngsters facing the prospect of their school being closed down have been making a song - if not a dance - about it.

Pupils at St George's Roman Catholic School in Salford have been campaigning since education bosses announced plans to shut it and force some of the pupils to make the trickier journey to another Catholic school.

They organised a march attended by nearly 1,000 people, interviewed one of Salford Council's officials about the plans, and recorded a protest song, written by music teacher Grenville Moore and Year 10 pupils.

They plan to post a video of the recording on the school website to mark School Report News Day.

Teacher Caroline Hill said: "We are a small, but over-subscribed school, which is extremely successful. Last year we got the second-highest Sats results in the authority.

"The most local alternative Catholic school is not too far away but because of the traffic, it is difficult to get to, and most of our pupils cycle or walk to school."

Although the council is now considering building a new school between the two, the youngsters are hopeful they might still be able to save their current one.



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