Mark Clairmont |

BRACEBRIDGE — A student demonstration last month against education cuts resumes May 5.

And the visitors to MPP Norm Miller’s office won’t include the premier, but a bunch of teenagers who are paying their own way to protest.

Gravenhurst High School student Sage van Kooten says “I’ve organized a bus for students from my school to go up to Norm Millers office.

“Each student is paying to contribute to the cost of the bus.”

She says “GHS and BMLSS students will be coming together to fight for our education.

“Currently, myself, Simone Robins (one of the organizers at BMLSS) and Elizabeth Edwards (a former GHS student) will be speaking.”

Van Kooten, who led an April 4 protest of about 100 students outside the Gravenhurst Opera House, says she is working on organizing another speaker as well.

The sit-in is for cuts to our education, including but not limited to increasing class size to an average of 28 students, four mandatory online classes, cuts to funding for autism and cuts to the arts program.

One hundred GHS students cut classes April 4 to protest cuts. May 8 they will bus to the Bracebridge office of MPP Norm Miller for a sit-in.