Monday, 11 May 2015

Send my Friend to School 2015

Send my Friend to School is an annual campaign which teaches 5-15 year olds about global education and how to become active global citizens through a wide range of free teaching resources? 
I've featured it here for the last few years now, and used the materials in my own classroom.

2015 is an incredibly important year for the campaign. It is the target year for universal primary education but 58 million children are still out of school and it is girls, children in conflict areas and children with disabilities that are missing out the most. At the current rate of progress, according to Send my Friend to School, it will be 2086 before every child worldwide gets an education and a chance for a bright future.

However, 2015 is also the year that could change 58 million children's futures. 



World leaders will gather this September in New York to decide the future of the world's children and create a new set of sustainable development goals (SDGs)

The Send My Friend to School campaign is asking young people in the UK to imagine that they were a world leader and tell politicians what crucial decisions they would make to get every child worldwide into school now.

With the election just over, this is a good time to continue the focus on active citizenship.

There are brand new resources for 2015: case studies, assembly power points, fact sheets, lesson plans and other resources available to schools and once again, you can order a free teachers pack to all schools who get involved, which includes stickers and a free DVD.


Watch this VIMEO film to see how important the campaign is:


Follow the campaign on Twitter: @sendmyfriend

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