Malala goes back to school

Malala Yousafzai has returned to school, only months after being shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls.

Malala, who is 15 and in Year 9, has been receiving treatment both in Pakistan and in the UK following her ordeal in October 2012.

She has enrolled at Edgbaston High School (for Girls) in Birmingham. Malala described her first day back as the “most important day of her life” and is very interested in politics and law. She will soon decide which GCSEs to take next year.

Malala said: “I think it is the happiest moment that I’m going back to school, this is what I dreamed, that all children should be able to go to school because it is their basic right.

“I am so proud to wear the uniform because it proves I am a student and that I am living my life and learning.”

Malala has inspired many around the world, not just girls, to stand up to their right for education and tens of thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for her to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala’s story features on a poster in our free Send My Friend to School Pack.