Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire makes special Downing Street delivery

PUBLISHED: 09:43 30 July 2013

James Brokenshire with the package from Birkbeck Primary School outside Downing Street

James Brokenshire with the package from Birkbeck Primary School outside Downing Street


Artwork prepared by students from Birkbeck Primary School in Alma Road, Sidcup, was delivered to Downing Street by local MP James Brokenshire.

The children’s support is part of a national campaign to get every primary school aged child worldwide into school by 2015.

The campaign highlights the Millennium Development Goal supported by all 193 members of the United Nations to ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.

There are still 60 million children worldwide who are going without an education.

Mr Brokenshire, MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, said: “The children from Birkbeck Primary School should be congratulated for their initiative in highlighting this important campaign. Their artwork was fantastic, clearly involving a great deal of work, but with an important message behind it.

“Education has the power to transform young people’s lives wherever they are and too many children around the world are still missing out. It is a privilege to have been asked to take this message to the Prime Minister on behalf of children from one of our own local schools.”

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