Following a supportive speech from Barry Gardiner, MP for Brent North, strking teachers paraded along Olympic Way this morning, accompanied by colourful parachutes, musical instruments and whistles, for an Education Festival in Arena Square.
Representatives from local schools spoke along with the NEU Co-Secretary, Jenny Cooper, Roger Cox from Brent Trades Council and myself from the Green Party Trade Union Group.
The carnival atmosphere left little doubt that this strike is far from over.
Nursery teacher Lucy Cox, dressed as a pink rabbit, addresses the crowd
At the end of the Festival, in a powerful moment, NEU members held up posters demonstrating their opposition to racism and support for the Resist Racism national demonstration to be held on Saturday March 18th.