Kingsbury High School has been supporting the Send My Friend to School campaign for seven years. The campaign, which has a different theme each year, aims to remind world leaders of the promise they made in 2000; that all children worldwide would get a quality primary education by 2015.
This year’s theme is ‘Every Child Needs a Teacher’. Year 7 students began the day with screenings of Send My Friend to School’s national campaign video, which starred Kingsbury High School Year 8 students. Students then created ‘ideal teacher’ figures and decorated them with messages about the importance of education and what makes a great teacher. These have been sent to local MP, Barry Gardiner, in the hope that he would raise the matter, in parliament, of how 1.7 million more teachers are needed worldwide to get every child into school.
At the end of the day, the entire year group gathered in the school playground to create giant teacher and student figures, designed by Mr Fordyce and Mr Beschi.
Kingsbury High School KS3 Pastoral Curriculum Leader, Ms Purtill, who organised the day said, “At the end of the day we created, with our students, a teacher caring for one of our friends. It took time to make our shape and it was very hot, however, our students were totally committed to the campaign and hoped to make a difference for the 60 million children who don’t have the same opportunities as them.”