Michael Lister (Year 10) and Nana Afriyie (Year 9) students at Wilmington Academy became two of only 24 students chosen nationally to be campaign champions for Send My Friend to School, a UK charity working with partners in over 80 countries to change access to quality education globally.
On 21st May, Michael and Nana attended a reception at the Houses of Parliament to speak about the role of young people in global advocacy and to promote the work of Send My Friend to School. They met with Members of Parliament and advocates from other UK charities. Dartford MP Gareth Johnson spoke of how proud he was to see Dartford represented on behalf of such an important global issue.
Michael speaking with Gareth Johnson MP
Michael and Nana speaking with Stephen Twigg MP and Head of the UK Global Development Committee
Michael and Nana with Harriet Baldwin MP, Minister of State for Africa
They are the only students to have represented the Dartford constituency for the charity and have made Wilmington Academy and Leigh Academies Trust very proud indeed.
They will be back at Parliament on the 20th June for the Parliamentary Action Day.