I was pleased to present a collection of over 100 letters from students at English Martyrs Primary School to the Prime Minister earlier this year as part of the Send My Friend to School campaign. The letters called on the government to Prepare, Protect, Invest and Act to improve the future of the 222 million children whose right to education has been disrupted.
Later, while at Downing Street, I passed the letters onto the Prime Minister's private team to review and to action.
Yesterday, Tim Loughton MP and I met with leaders of the campaign in Westminster to discuss the campaign and how more schools and more local students can get involved.
We have to overcome the effects of natural disasters, conflict and discrimination against girls. It is right that the United Kingdom take a leading role in this important global campaign.
Local students speak eloquently and passionately about the importance of a good education for all. Their involvement and advocacy on this important campaign is respected and admired. Every voice matters.
All schools are invited to get involved with the Send My Friend campaign - visit http://sendmyfriend.org/ for a free teaching resource pack with everything needed to take action on this important issue.
While I can't promise to be meeting with the Prime Minister every week, I can promise to continue to take action and campaign for what is right.