VOTE: Students brave the snow to take a stand against rising fees
STUDENTS are set to brave the snow to make a stand against rising tuition fees.
Teenagers from John Leggott College in Scunthorpe will go ahead with protests today, despite the weather.
The students are expected to take up position in front of the college from 10.45am and protest in numbers to 4pm.
Jake Hutton and Ollie Nolan are members of the students' union at John Leggott and are the organisers of the protest.
A Facebook campaign entitled Students Of John Leggott Protest Against University Tuition Fee Increase has, so far, attracted more than 300 responses.
Jake, 16, said: "This is the best way to actively get a message across.
"This will be the third nationwide day of protest and the first one in Scunthorpe.
"The weather obviously isn't brilliant, but it's really important for people to come down.
"We can only try and we aren't giving up because it's the most effective way forward."
Co-organiser, Ollie, 16, said: "We need the Government to know that we are against these changes.
"We want to be looked upon as a credible protest and make ourselves noticed."
Mike Murphy is a member of the North Lincolnshire Coalition Of Resistance, who will be attending the protest in support of the students.
He said: "I'm in favour of the protest. I'm hoping that it will make some sort of impact."
There are other protests taking place at schools and colleges in more than 20 towns and cities across the country.
The Facebook campaign has so far attracted more than 300 responses.
The students have also vowed the protest will go ahead, regardless of whether the school is closed due to snow.
No one from John Leggott was available to comment on the protest.