St Charles' Catholic Sixth Form College in North London are taking part in Send My Friend to School this summer. Students have set up an e-petition calling on the Government to ensure all children around the world are in primary education by 2015.
As Ian Farrington, Chaplain at St Charles’, explains:
“We decided to get involved with ‘Send My Friend to School’ as part of our work in Charities Week that takes place each year in College during Lent. We thought it would be good to do something for those young people, especially children, who don’t have access to education as we do here.
"We hope that by petitioning the government, it will be a reminder that we are ‘keeping an eye on them’ and the promises they made in the year 2000. If we can get 100,000 signatures, the petition has to be raised and discussed in parliament.”
In 2011, nearly 5,000 UK schools and youth groups took part in Send My Sister to School, sending messages to their MPs to highlight the importance of education for all.
This year, inspired by the Olympic Games, we’re calling on world leaders to 'Go for Gold!' for education and ensure their promise of universal primary education is achieved.
Sign your school up to Send My Friend to School and get your free resource pack, including teacher’s guide, DVD, posters and stickers.