Bursted Wood Primary School helps poorest children get an education

PUBLISHED: 10:42 29 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:42 29 June 2016

Bursted Wood pupils with David Evennett

Bursted Wood pupils with David Evennett


Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett has supported the ‘Send My Friend to School’ campaign

Pupils at Bursted Wood Primary School have received support from local MP David Evennet as they help children across the world who don’t have access to a primary education.

The Bexleyheath and Crayford MP met with year five pupils at the school on Friday, June 24, in aid of the ‘Send My Friend to School’ campaign.

As part of the national campaign, the children made paper rucksacks with messages to to world leaders, wrote persuasive speeches to highlight the issues, researched children’s stories, made posted and organised fundraisers.

Mr Evennett said: “The children have done a wonderful job in highlighting these very important issues.

“It is great to see them so engaged in this project, and I will be delighted to present their work to the secretary of state for international development.

“Providing a good quality of education for all children is essential. That is why the UK supported 11million children across the world in school between 2010 and 2015, and why we have again committed to support 11million children in the poorest countries to get a decent education by 2020.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bexley Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Bexley Times