Member of Parliament, Kate Kniveton, visited Burton Fields School in Shobnall in Novemberas it was recently awarded the UNICEF ‘Gold: Rights Respecting Schools' award. The award is granted to schools that focus on the importance of children’s rights throughout the school in its curriculum, practices and ethos.
The MP was invited along by teacher Miss Lucy Frost and her Year 4 class, to highlight their new campaign called ‘Education Interrupted’ which is aiming to ensure that children around the world all receive the education that they deserve.
Although Burton Fields School, like the rest of pupils in the UK, have been lucky to be able to continue learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many others around the world will not be so fortunate, with the poorest and most fragile countries likely to find it hardest to recover. The Burton pupils' campaign is calling for more investment in global education to ensure young people all over the world can continue to learn in order to create more sustainable, peaceful and resilient societies in the future.
During the visit, Kate Kniveton shared with the class that the UK is a founding member and a leading donor to both Education Cannot Wait, the global fund for education in emergencies, and the Global Partnership for Education, which helps to build and strengthen education systems in many fragile and conflict-affected states.