East End kids swamp MP with pleas for global right to schooling

MP Jim Fitzpatrick has been swamped with letters from youngsters in his Poplar & Limehouse constituency urging him to help children in deprived parts of the world get a schooling.

He looked in at Old Palace Primary in Bromley-by-Bow for Global Awareness week, which this year focused on the rights of the child to an education.

Pupils dressed up as teachers and the staff pretended to be children to raise money for their ‘make a difference’ programme which brought in �193. The money will sponsor a girl in Kenya through the Plan UK charity.

Each class wrote letters to their MP, asking him to help ensure children all round the world get the opportunity to go to school. They invited him to collect the letters and talk at assembly last Friday about Britain’s pledge to make sure every child has the right to an education.