Swapping classroom for Downing Street at Morecambe Sandylands

David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale at Sandylands Primary School.
David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale at Sandylands Primary School.

Morecambe pupils became world leaders for the day to join a national campaign to get more children into education.

Sandylands Community Primary School invited David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, to take part in the Send My Friends to School campaign.

Pupils explained how they would get the remaining 58 children worldwide into school to deliver a better future for young people in education.

Mr Morris answered questions during the school assembly as well as taking part in music song writing workshops.

Children created 3D figures of themselves as world leaders, covering them with ‘if I were a world leader’ messages to tell politicians what needs to be done to get education for every single child worldwide.

The models were delivered to Mr Morris to deliver to No 10 to remind the government of their promise of universal primary education.

A spokesman from Sandylands Primary School said: “The whole school have been learning about the barriers to education for millions of children in the developing world. It’s been fantastic to see how much they’ve enjoyed stepping into the shoes of world leaders and trying to make a difference for children that don’t have the opportunities.”