Cam­paign­ing kids take their cause to Houses of Par­lia­ment

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

PUPILS who are do­ing their bit to en­sure chil­dren across the globe should be give the chance to at­tend school have taken their cam­paign to par­lia­ment.

The stu­dents at Puss Bank School in Mac­cles­field make an an­nual trip to the Houses of Par­lia­ment where they meet Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley.

But this time the pupils took the op­por­tu­nity to en­cour­age him to back the ‘Send My Friend To School’ cam­paign, a na­tional cam­paign which wants to en­sure qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion is avail­able for all chil­dren.

The cam­paign is en­cour­ag­ing chil­dren across the UK to add their voice, with over 12,000 mes­sages sub­mit­ted so far, ahead of a United Na­tions meet­ing tak­ing place in Septem­ber.

Mr Rut­ley met with the pupils for a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion and was pre­sented with letters the pupils from years three and four had writ­ten in sup­port of the cam­paign.

Speak­ing af­ter the ses­sion, Mr Rut­ley said: “I was de­lighted to be able to meet Puss Bank School pupils in Par­lia­ment.

“The chil­dren told me that they had had a great time in Lon­don, and I am very pleased that they have taken part in the ‘Send My Friend To School’ cam­paign.

“Ed­u­ca­tion should be an op­por­tu­nity for ev­ery­one glob­ally, and I shall be writ­ing to the Prime Min­is­ter, and the In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Sec­re­tary, Justine Green­ing, re­spec­tively, with the pupils’ mes­sages of sup­port for the cam­paign. I look for­ward to mak­ing them aware of the pupils’ sup­port for this im­por­tant is­sue.” The group were also given a tour, ar­ranged by the Par­lia­men­tary Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vice.

●● Stu­dents from Puss Bank Pri­mary School vis­ited the Houses of Par­lia­ment and Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley

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