Posted by: Staff | 04 Oct 2015
Send My Friend To School
Last term Middle School pupils once again participated in the ‘Send My Friend To School’ campaign. This national campaign, run by the Global Campaign for Education, lobbies government leaders to work with other world leaders to ensure that that all primary-aged children worldwide receive a school education.
This year the campaign focused on the UN General Assembly taking place in New York this month, asking that the UK’s representatives speak up for this issue. It was at the UN in 2000 that world leaders pledged to have all primary aged children in school by 2015. This target has not been met, although significant progress has been made towards it.
Our children participated this year by learning about the campaign through an assembly, and then making and decorating cardboard models of ‘World Leaders’ with messages written on them. These colourful models are going to be delivered to our school’s local MP, Luciana Berger, to ask that she bring up this issue in Parliament. As was the case last year, many thousands of schools have participated and 90% of all MPs have received messages from school children in their constituencies. It’s a significant campaign!
On 25th September 2015, five of our Middle School pupils went to meet our MP Luciana Berger and to deliver the world leader models to her in person at her offices in Old Swan.