Heathfield Junior

Children holding up colourful 'door' artwork
Every child at Heathfield Junior School took part in the ‘The Big Read’ .

The Big Read is part of a huge event in 100 countries. The theme is the importance of literacy and how the ability to read and write opens doors for all children. In 2000, world leaders promised that every child in the world would complete a quality education by 2015, but over 70 million children still don’t have the opportunity to go to school.

After reading inspiring words from influential people such as Nelson Mandela and Michael Morpurgo, the children wrote personal messages for the Prime Minister on the door of 10 Downing Street, asking him to keep the promise of education for all. The children were very enthusiastic about the campaign, and will be sending the doors to Gordon Brown.

Jessica Mitchell
Literacy Coordinator