On Tuesday the #Heartland Tour camper van took a pause Hamilton and headed north Huntly. It was a great day
“We got massive support,” says Field Officer Maxine Oosten. “The campaign was welcomed wherever we went, whether it was at schools, kindergarten, or in the street. Everyone was keen to offer their support.”
Lots of signatures were collected on postcards to the new Minister of Education, asking that the freeze the of operations grant to schools be ended and that Early Childhood be better funded.
Principals in particular were welcoming of the campaign van to their schools and staff at several sites posed for photos expressing their support for an injection of funding. They expressed particular concern about the pressure to reduce the hours of support staff and teacher aides who are vital to the education of children.