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Tees Pride

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Grace's story is about the closure of Corus steelworks

By Grace Wakelin


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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.  

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