Students at athletics high school protest loss of school sports

Students at Bill Crothers Secondary School in Unionville staged a walk-out in protest of losing...

Students at Bill Crothers Secondary School in Unionville staged a walk-out in protest of losing their extracurricular sports and activities on Thursday. (Maryam Shah/QMI Agency)

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:21 PM ET

TORONTO - No hockey, no football — no sports at all for students at an athletics-focused high school in Unionville.

Students at Bill Crothers Secondary School — some who travel up to two hours a day to attend the sports-centered educational facility — are fed up.

“We’re fighting for our teachers, we’re fighting for our sports,” Grade 10 student Alexus Efstathiadis, 15, said Thursday. “We go to a sports school, we need our sports.”

At least 100 students walked out of their classes Thursday morning to protest the loss of their extracurricular activities thanks to a union-imposed work-to-rule campaign, including sports and the prom.

Loosely organized online a couple of days ago, the protest gained attention fast.


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