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Trinity St. Peter's school have joined the campaign to unlock education for children around the

A Formby primary school has joined the campaign to unlock education for children around the world after pupils heard that millions worldwide miss out on education because of where they live.

Pupils at Trinity St Peter's Church of England Primary School invited local MP Bill Esterson to visit the school to hear about the campaign to provide education for 262 million children worldwide. During their ‘Send My Friend Concert’ for parents and special guests on Friday (April 26), the pupils asked Mr Esterson about when he last spoke about education in Parliament and whether he believed education could be unlocked for all children worldwide by 2030.

The MP told the children that he would be talking about education during a climate change debate in the House of Commons, saying that one way to ensure education for children is to address the world's climate change emergency. He also said he would do everything he could to help the campaign to get all children in the world an education by 2030.

Thousands of young people across the UK will be involved in this year's Send My Friend campaign, learning: 1. 262 million children remain out of school around the world. 2. 50% of children with disabilities in developing countries are locked out of school. 3. Teenage girls living in conflict-affected areas are nearly 90% more likely to be out of secondary school than their counterparts in countries not affected by conflict. 4. Fewer than 1 in 20 poor, rural girls in sub-Saharan Africa are on track to complete secondary school, which is seven times less likely than non-poor, urban boys. 5. 131 million girls are locked out of school worldwide, with twice as many girls as boys never starting school at all. 6. If all children left school able to read, we would see a 12% reduction in world poverty.

This year the international community, including the UK for the very first time, will be reviewing its progress against its promise of ensuring education for all. Mrs Pringle, Headteacher at Trinity St Peter’s said: “To get our MPs attention, the children have created and decorated eye-catching paper keys with an important message to MP Bill Esterson that calls on the Government to unlock education for all children.

They have presented their keys to him and asked him to take the message to the heart of Government. The children have also produced a music video to encourage more schools to take part which they have shared with the local and wider community. They hope thousands of other young people across the country will join this campaign to push the Government to put theirpromises into action. We are very proud of how hard the children have worked on this campaign.”

Ema Jackson, Campaigns Manager for the Send My Friend to School campaign said: “Education is a human right. But unfortunately, millions of children are missing out on the life-changing experience of going to school simply as a result of who they are and where they are from. This has to change, which is why we are campaigning this year to unlock education for everyone. I am delighted that pupils at Trinity St Peter’s are engaging with MP Bill Esterson to demand that the UK plays a leading role in unlocking education for everyone.”

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