“Send My Friend to School” is a campaign that has brought together hundreds of thousands of students and teachers in the UK who want world leaders to keep their promise and make sure that every child can go to school, no matter where they live. We want world leaders to pay attention, to make plans and give money to education. They can do this by working together.
Here at Alfriston the Student Council urged each pastoral group to think about the plight of children around the world and to record messages on a gold medal template. These were duly sent to our Local MP Cheryl Gillan.
She enjoyed reading our messages and was so impressed by the work we had done that she decided to post a picture of our medals on her own website: www.cherylgillan.co.uk
Some countries still need to provide the aid they promised, others need to make sure the aid gets spent on education, and many need to spend more of their own money on schools and teachers. We need education to be a top priority because time is running out. With only three years until the 2015 deadline 67 million children are still missing out on school.