Students from across West Lancashire have written to and met with Rosie Cooper MP to highlight their support for the ‘Send My Friend to School’ campaign
As part of the Global Campaign for Education’s ‘Send my friend to school’ campaign, students gain an understanding that they are part of a privileged society compared to others around the world in having an education; this has also allowed them to gain a better understanding of the value of their own education.
Pupils of all ages are taking part in the project, including Delph Side Primary School in Skelmersdale and students at Ormskirk High School.
Rosie Cooper MP in supporting the campaign, commented:
“It is great to see so many children in West Lancashire getting involved and showing how much they care about education for children all around the world. This is superb campaign and it is great to see young people so interested and considerate of those who are less fortunate than themselves. Education is vital for every child, not just those in the United Kingdom and I am happy to support local students and the Send My Friend to School’ campaign.
Denise Skipsey, a form tutor and Religious Studies teacher at Ormskirk High School said:
“During the timetabled ‘Learning to Learn’ lesson, students have been learning about the Send My Friend to School campaign whilst developing important skills such as literacy by writing a formal letter and sports race report, numeracy skills through an activity that gave students they challenge of how they would spend an amount of money to improve the education in a Nigerian school. We have devised various methods of raising awareness of the campaign as well. The children also analysed how not having a free education would impact on their lives.”
The Send My Friend to School campaign began in 2000 when world leaders made a promise to have all children in education by 2015. Run by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), the campaign aims to raise awareness of the promises made by world leaders and to encourage these leaders to make education a priority. Although 43 million children are now being educated freely there are still 67 million children around the world that are not.