Students rally to save arts focused high school

December 14, 2011

Students of Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School (PCVS) are protesting the Administrative Review Committee (ARC) of the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board’s (KPRDSB) recent decision to close the school. The school is in Peterborough’s downtown core and students argue that closing down the school would violate the Province’s “Places to Grow Act,” which requires cities to intensify land in downtown areas. Students and supporters argue the school is unique, as students and teachers alike are passionately committed to arts, social justice and inclusion. Several videos are available on YouTube that show just how impassioned students are about saving their school, but the one below is by far the loveliest example.