My dad used to work at Corus Redcar steel works until it shut down. What will happen in the future for
people who had a dream to work there? The blast furnace was the biggest one in Europe until it was
moth balled. I went to all of the marches with my mam and dad, but of course everything we had done
didn't help. The marches in Save our Steel campaigns did though show the country and the world our
plight and what the fight was about. After doing two marches around Boro football ground I felt that it
wasn't going to close anymore, because everyone was clapping and whistling, everything you could
imagine when people are happy. Now the steel works are closed the community is like an unfinished
jigsaw. Most people didn't really want to work there, but if it brought money in the house in them days
they didn't really care.
My name is Grace and I am eleven years old, my school has just voted me to be the next Prime
Minister and with the less and less opportunities maybe I should be. If I was Prime Minister I would
open the steel works again, make the jigsaw finished; if people were made redundant I'd give them
their job back, but also give them their pride back. Tees Pride.