Recently I was contacted by Year 6 pupils from Blue Coat Junior C of E School in Durham regarding the ‘Send my Friend to School’ campaign.
The Send My Friend to School Campaign is run by the UK coalition of the Global Campaign for Education. The campaign is part of an international effort working to ensure quality education for all children worldwide.
I was delighted to receive such overwhelmingly positive messages from so many young people. Many of the lovely hand-made cards I received were made in the shape of a school bag and were decorated with encouraging messages of support and solidarity such as ‘Every child needs a school which is safe, just like ours’ (Zayfah) and ‘Please help everyone work towards world peace’ (Rhiannon).
I also received a very poignant letter from a pupil named Jenny who explained the importance of education and how it can be used to break the cycle of poverty and benefit multiple generations. She asked me listen to their appeal to support the campaign and help children just like them all over the world to receive proper schooling.
I was very pleased to see such a supportive set of messages from young people who recognise the importance of education and why every child deserves to attend a decent school. It is encouraging to hear of such a positive attitude towards learning and I am inspired by the children’s campaign to help others just like them receive the rights they deserve.
Education is the foundation of a stable society and to see young people from Durham backing the campaign to support pupils from international backgrounds to have the same opportunities as them fills me with confidence in the next generation.
I am very happy to support the ‘Send my Friend to School’ campaign and I thank the pupils of Year 6 from Blue Coat Junior School for getting in touch with me.