Chater Infants

Children holding up gold medal artwork, some wearing 'Send My Friend to School' t shirts
Pupils at Chater Infants School in Watford presented over 180 medals to their MP, Richard Harrington.

Mr Harrington, who sits on the Select Committee for International Development gave a great assembly to the whole school, and then took questions from the children, including, “Can it be free for [the children] to go to school?”, and, “What will you do if the MPs are arguing about how we can help children go to school?”

Said Mr Harrington, “It means a lot to people on the other side of the world that people like you in a school here in Watford, care about them.”

“I’d like to say how moved I am by how the children have learnt about children who miss out on school. What a commendable programme, and an excellent tool for teachers.”

Year 1 teacher Emily Janes said, ‘Children in reception, year 1 and year 2 have all written letters to their MP about the Send my Friend to School campaign. The children were concerned and shocked when they learnt what life is like for children who can’t go to school because of the poverty of their families. Our pupils felt very strongly that getting an education should be a basic right for all children wherever they live.’