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Sudbury mother fears for her child after anti-lockdown protest stickers left on Wells Hall Primary School gates




A Sudbury mother has spoken out about her fears for her child after Covid-19 related protest stickers were found on the gates of Wells Hall Primary School.

The stickers, which feature messages of protest against lockdowns, mask wearing and vaccination, were affixed onto school gates and the school sign with others found outside Thomas Gainsborough School.

The mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, says some stickers featured upsetting images which she is worried will affect school children.

Stickers were affixed onto school gates, the school sign and walls outside the school.
Stickers were affixed onto school gates, the school sign and walls outside the school.

"The stickers were making comments about lockdown being 'child abuse' with pictures of a little girl crying," she said.

"Each sticker has different wordings and different pictures which should not ever be exposed to children."

"My daughter is at the stage that when she notices signs or posters with writing on them she loves to practice her reading and this morning she was exposed to the protester's stickers and was trying to read them."

Some of the stickers were found on nearby lamp posts.
Some of the stickers were found on nearby lamp posts.

She said she feels the pandemic has been hard enough on children without having to read these sorts of messages on their morning school run.

"Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Have a vaccine. Don’t have a vaccine. But leave our innocent children out of it," she said.

Wells Hall Primary School, Great Cornard, has a pupil population of 447 and offers nursery classes. Thomas Gainsborough School has 1,559 pupils aged 11 to 18.

Both schools declined to comment on the matter, but Thomas Gainsborough Academy insisted they were following all government guidance regarding COVID-19 measures.

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