Banbury MP visits school to hear more about campaign

Victoria Prentis MP enjoys listening to pupils from St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Banbury talk about the plight of children denied an education. NNL-150907-161853001
Victoria Prentis MP enjoys listening to pupils from St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Banbury talk about the plight of children denied an education. NNL-150907-161853001

Children and staff at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School welcomed Banbury MP Victoria Prentis as part of their ‘Send my Friend to School’ campaign.

During a tour of the school on June 26, children talked to the new MP about the plight of the 89 million children worldwide who were denied an education, and discussed how world leaders might remedy the situation.

Pupils at the school in Fiennes Road explained their concerns to Mrs Prentis and presented them with model ‘world leaders’ which will be displayed in her constituency office.

Year Six pupils shared with her a variety of quizzes and tasks to explain what many children around the world would do on a daily basis instead of attending school, which included washing clothes, preparing food and fetching water.

Mary-Claire Hardie, deputy headteacher, said: “All at St Joseph’s have really taken to heart the need for children worldwide to receive an education.

“The Year Six class has done a marvellous job of raising awareness across the school. They are delighted that Victoria has promised to write to David Cameron on their behalf, reminding him of the promises made by current world leaders to ensure that all children receive the education they need and deserve.”