A call for action

A World at School is calling on teachers and schools across the North West to help build a record breaking petition- #UpForSchool.

World leaders promised to get every child into school by 2015 but progress has stalled. Right now there are 58 million children who will not see a single day of school because of child labour, child marriage, discrimination and conflict. Teachers and schools from around the world are joining a movement of people who are coming together to make a call for action that all children, no matter where they’re born are delivered the right to an education.

The A World at School campaign has designed a new teacher’s pack to introduce the #UpForSchool petition into the classroom. The pack includes real stories, exclusive illustrations by Nick Sharratt, five top standard lesson plans for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 and exciting ways to get the children collecting signatures from press releases, to class to class competitions.

Sarah Brown, campaigner and co-founder of A World at School said: “We need teachers across the North West to use their energy and enthusiasm to get their schools involved by downloading the teachers pack and sign their school up to be part of this growing petition. This is a key moment for us to put the pressure on world leaders to keep their promises, making 2015 the year all children secured the right to go to school and learn.”
Led by youth in 85 countries the #UpForSchool petition has secured 6 million signatures in just 7 months, averaging 25,000 signatures a day and is already the world’s biggest ever petition on education. The petition will be delivered to world leaders when they meet in September to show millions of people are coming together to demanding action is taken to deliver on their promise.

Teachers pack can be downloaded at:
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