Our two day Young Campaigners Workshop brought together students from 10 different schools around the UK. Students traveled from Glasgow, Portsmouth and everywhere in-between - but all shared the same drive and enthusiasm to spread the word about our Send My Sister to School campaign in their schools and local areas.
Each school came up with a plan of action to get their students, local MPs and local media to get on board the campaign.
It was a great couple of days, which generated a mountain of inspired and innovative ideas for how to spread the word about the need to get every child in to full primary education by 2015.
Here are just a few brilliant ideas that the students came up with:
Take over the school website for the week and set up a Facebook page
Write thought-provoking messages on every classroom whiteboard so that everyone sees it when they arrive in the morning
Ignore the girls
Teachers pretend the girls aren’t there for a lesson/half day. Discuss with the class to see how everyone felt about it
‘Sister’ messages mural
Everyone contributes a ‘sister’ message and they are all displayed together in a giant mural which is completed over the course of a week (MP visit and press photos on the Friday)
We'd like to say a big thank you to all the schools that were involved - you really did impress us with all of your great ideas and we wish you the best of luck in your school campaigns.
For those that didn't attend, maybe you could use a few of these ideas to spread the word in your school? Or encourage your students to come up with some innovative ideas of their own.
And if you haven’t already, sign up to get your schools pack!