Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, today met with children from Rhodes Avenue Primary School to talk about the Global Campaign for Education UK’s ‘Send my Friend to School’ campaign.
The entire school came out to greet the local MP, visiting in both her capacity as a local MP and as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department of International Development. Each child had made a paper model of their perfect teacher which were shown to the MP as she arrived.
The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green made a short speech about the importance of schooling for all children across the world and the UK’s role in helping that become reality. Lynne answered questions from the children about education and the Millennium Development Goals after which the children sang a short song.
In one class the children made a presentation about what makes a good teacher, while another year group outlined to Lynne how important it is to have good teachers.
The Minister for the Department of International Development was then handed letters written by the children on the value of a good education.
After the visit, Lynne Featherstone commented:
“It was wonderful to visit the children at Rhodes Avenue Primary School today and I was overwhelmed by their welcome.
“They have really taken the ‘Send my Friend to School’ campaign to heart and it is clear that they feel very strongly about it. I feel hugely proud to see a local Hornsey and Wood Green school engaging with such an important issue.
“It was a true pleasure to see the hard work they have put into making the models and writing their letters about the value of teachers internationally. A very special visit.”