Ex-pupil of Oak Field Primary School, Barry pens song to save school
2:10pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
A FORMER Oak Field Primary School pupil has uploaded his own original protest song on to a worldwide platform in a bid to assure its future.
Teenager Lewis Samuel, of Gibbonsdown, Barry, posted his composition – Save Oak Field School – on YouTube to highlight his primary school’s plight and encourage people to oppose its closure.
Lewis, 15, of Gibbons-down, Barry, said: “I wrote the song because I was in shock that they had proposed to close the school.
“I thought it was important to keep the school alive – it was a very good school to me.
“The teachers were very supportive of us when my brother passed away.
“I thought if we could get the children to sing the song – they know people and they would try to save the school.”
Lewis said, if the Vale council cabinet meeting, officially agrees that Oak Field will not be proposed for closure, he would compose a further verse to record.
SAVE OAKFIELD SCHOOL
They want to close our school today,
They want to take our friends away,
All because they just don’t care
I have to say this isn’t fair!
We’ll stand and fight,
with all our might,
we must save our school!
You close the school to suit yourself,
then you’ll sit back and count the wealth,
but we’re not left with pots of money,
we’re just left with lots more worry!
You have taken lots from us,
you even took our local bus,
now you say our school’s to go,
this time Gibbonsdown say NO!
Gibbonsdown will make a stand,
we’ll cause a fuss across the land,
Give us chance to make it right,
you can’t have Oak Field without a fight!
Lyrics by Lewis Samuel