LOCAL MP Karen Lumley visited Pitcheroak School in Batchley last week to support their Send My Friend To School campaign.
The initiative brings together thousands of children across the UK to speak up for the right to education, and remind world leaders of their promise that all children should get the chance to go to school.
It is run by the UK coalition of the Global Campaign for Education which works to ensure quality education for all children, with members in over 100 countries.
Her visit coincided with an exciting project at the school as pupils are busy investigating forging links with other schools overseas to build bridges with them and promote education.
Headteacher Karen Holden said: “Our MP has always been a firm supporter and she was keen to do what she could for the project.
“She was able to tell the pupils she had done work abroad helping in a rape crisis centre for young women and to explain to our pupils how lucky they were to be in school and to receive an education and to contrast it with children who are not so fortunate.”
Mrs Lumley said: “This campaign is something with which I am totally on board and it was a pleasure to go into Pitcheroak School to discuss it with the students.”