The Spring & Autumn Picnics
On Sunday the 9th of September 2018 and then again on Sunday the 3rd March 2019, the Save Globe Wilkins Action Group hosted two community picnics in Marrickville Park to protest Globe’s closure. Over 800 people attended each one, an amazing show of support from past, current and future Globe families, as well as Wilkins Public School families, concerned citizens, politicians and early childhood education groups and researchers.
MPs Anthony Albanese, Jo Haylen, Jenny Leong and Jihad Dib, as well as Mayor Darcy Byrne and Councillors Tom Kiat and Anna York spoke to the crowds, expressing their solidarity with the Globe Wilkins community.
Both events were a great success, with a jumping castle, food truck, inflatable minion, giant cake stall, fire engine, raffle and countless art and craft activities for the children, managed on the day by the Globe educators.