Bolton School Senior Girls

Girls Campaign to 'Send My Friend To School'

The Year 9 girls have been supporting Send My Friend To School, a campaign which brings together thousands of children across the UK to speak up for the right to education.

In 2000, over 180 countries agreed on a set of Millennium Development Goals, which included tackling issues such as poverty and hunger as well as a goal of education for all by 2015. Send My Friend To School aims to remind world leaders of this promise that all children should be able to go to school. This year’s campaign has focused on writing messages to world leaders to convince them why it is still so important for every child to get at least a primary education, leading to whole-country sustainable development and improving people’s quality of life.

All of the Year 9 pupils in the Girls’ Division wrote a personal message to show their learning about the importance of education across the world. The messages were boxed up and sent to David Crausby, the MP for Bolton North East, asking him to take them to parliament for the September meeting for world leaders updating the Millennium Development Goals.

Some of the Year 9 girls with their messages and letter

Some of the Year 9 girls with their messages and letter