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World hunger on the menu for Erith children given an audience with David Cameron

PUBLISHED: 13:02 07 June 2013 | UPDATED: 13:02 07 June 2013

L-r: Rachel Jaisey, Joseph Donnelly, Nicholas Rootsey, Azakam Okonkwo and teacher Christine Kirby outside Downing Street

L-r: Rachel Jaisey, Joseph Donnelly, Nicholas Rootsey, Azakam Okonkwo and teacher Christine Kirby outside Downing Street

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Erith schoolchildren urged Prime Minister David Cameron to tackle world hunger on a visit to Downing Street.

Four pupils and two teachers from St Fidelis Catholic Primary School, in Bexley Road, joined Mr Cameron and comedian David Walliams in support of the ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ campaign to show the Prime Minister that global hunger is responsible for almost half of all child deaths each year worldwide.

The event, which took place yesterday (June 6), received national news coverage with a feature on ITV News at Ten.

Pupil Joseph Donnelly, 11, said: “If we tell enough people about the campaign and get their support we may be able to stop people in the world dying from hunger.

“There is enough food in the world for everyone. Although we do lots in school to help others, we need the Prime Minister to convince other countries to help us make the big changes needed.”

Head teacher Mark Hannon added: “I’m so proud of the children and staff in our school for really taking this initiative forward and trying to make a difference in the world. It was a great honour for a few of them to be able to attend Downing Street this week to discuss their concerns and ideas.

“St Fidelis are holders of the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award – which helps us focus on the needs of children all over the world – not just in our immediate area; something that allows us to live out our school values of compassion, challenge and excellence.”

In total 100 children attended and St Fidelis was the only London school invited.

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