For the sixth year in a row, Kingsbury High School’s Year 7 students supported the Send My Friend to School campaign to help highlight the fact that over 67 million children around the world are still missing out on an education. The school joined with thousands of others across the UK, and in over 100 countries worldwide, to show their commitment to education for all.
Deputy Year 7 Leader, Helen Snow said, “We want our students to understand how lucky we are and to be able to put themselves into other childrens’ shoes who are not as fortunate as they are and do our bit to help.”
Kingsbury High School’s Year 7 students took part in a two day workshop where they compared their right to education to that of others. Students then wrote letters to Prime Minister, David Cameron and Barry Gardiner, MP for Brent North putting the case for the 67 million children. For a grand finale, the students formed the shape of a medal with the number 67 inside. The medal represents Go for Gold! – the theme for this year’s Send My Friend to School campaign and the 67 represents the 67 million children with no access to primary school education.
[text provided by Ms Snow; video by Erik; Photography by Steve, Camille, Erik, Mr Beschi & Mr Fordyce]