Friday, 24 April 2015

With pupils today at Richard Coates Middle School as part of Send My Friends to School campaign

Richard Coates invited me in to their brilliant school once again to meet several of the classes who are designing T shirts as part of the campaign in support of the work of international aid, and the great work successive governments have done over the last 10 years to improve education primarily for African children. Had the chance to chat to many of the pupils in Year 5 and 6. Much discussion of the issue of equality, and the rights of women and girls. A great visit. I was presented with this wonderful T shirt, and several of their supporting letters and messages on the campaign. School were excited to have got a response from Downing Street, having written to the Prime Minister. The school's Year 7 had previously come down to Westminster to visit. Details of previous Q and A and that visit here: