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MP Anne McIntosh visits Malton School
11:59am Wednesday 25th July 2012 in Ryedale news
Year 7 pupils have been working on the ‘Send my Friend to School’ campaign calling for all children across the world to receive primary school education by 2015.
They told the MP that the campaign has had a significant impact and there are currently 40 million more children in school than before the it began.
However, there are still 67 million children worldwide still not attending school and the vast majority of these are girls.
The students wanted Ms McIntosh to tell Prime Minister David Cameron that the world leaders must keep their promise to give all children a primary education by 2015.
The theme for this year’s campaign is the Olympics with pupils putting their messages on to Olympic medals.
Ms McIntosh also carried out question and answer sessions with Year 9 humanities pupils and sixth form politics students.
Deputy headteacher Steve Fearnley said they had asked some extremely probing questions and thoroughly enjoyed listening to different views.
“The sixth form politics students recently paid a visit to the House of Commons and unfortunately didn’t have chance to meet with Anne so they welcomed the opportunity to do so in their own area.”
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