Portsmouth students learn the value of education

SCHOOL pupils have learned the importance of education in the ongoing fight against poverty.

Thursday, 4th January 2018, 5:55 am
Admiral Lord Nelson School pupils became activists during a lesson about why education is crucial to defeat poverty

Students from Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth were given a presentation from anti-poverty organisation The ONE Campaign about how and why 130 million girls are out of school around the world.

Grace O’Reilly, aged 11, said: ‘I think that girls should have the right to an education as well as boys.

‘Girls can learn to get a good job so they can earn money for their family.’

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Campaigns coordinator Billy Hill said: ‘The Admiral Lord Nelson students were so passionate about this issue.

‘Many talked about their pride in the UK helping so many children around the world.’