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Rubbish attack on academy

PUBLISHED: 22:10 30 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:16 24 August 2010

by Alex Wellman A rubbish-strewn display showed the contempt with which protesters hold a proposed new school. Empty bottles, soggy newspapers and take away food cartons were the remnants of a consultation into the controversial Wembley A

by Alex Wellman

A rubbish-strewn display showed the contempt with which protesters hold a proposed new school.

Empty bottles, soggy newspapers and take away food cartons were the remnants of a consultation into the controversial Wembley Academy in Bridge Road, Wembley.

The plans were on display at Brent Town Hall in Forty Lane, Wembley, on Friday when Hank and Jean Roberts, both National Union of Teachers (NUT) members, emptied the contents of their bin over the display.

Mr Roberts said: "We think this school is absolute rubbish and Brent Council have broken a number of promises to get it here.

"We do not like to take this sort of action but when you are faced with people like this who will not engage through the proper channels, then you have to change your tactics."

Robert Lanwarne, project manager, Wembley Park, ARK Schools, said the organisation was not being presumptuous offering places in a school that was yet to be built and was simply offering parents the chance to apply to the academy.

alex.wellman@archant.co.uk

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