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Formby High pupils send message of support for Syrian refugees to Prime Minister

Year 10 pupils from Formby High with MP Bill Esterson.

A group of Year 10 Formby High pupils have written to the Prime Minister to ask him to do more to help refugees fleeing for their lives. 

The students asked their local MP, Bill Esterson to hand the letters to the Prime Minister.

Bill Esterson MP said: "I was really impressed that the Year 10 students had written such passionate letters to the Prime Minister. It was clear chatting to them that they want our government to help people who are fleeing in fear for their lives. 

"People do not risk their lives or the lives of their children to cross The Mediterranean Sea unless they are desperate, yet that is what is happening. So it is not surprising that most of the children at Formby High School wanted to write to the Prime Minister, David Cameron to ask him to do more to help. 

"The government says it will take 20,000 refugees but that is over five years, so on average that is 4,000 a year. 

"Half the population of Syria have fled in fear for their lives since the war started. Other countries have taken a lot more than us, with Germany taking 800,000. 

"The children understood the need to help and that we are all human beings. They also said that if they had to leave their homes, they would hope someone would want to help them. 

"I think it is great that young people want to help those who need our help right now and I have made sure that their letters have gone to Number 10 Downing Street. 

"To be fair to the Prime Minister's staff, children from Holy Trinity Primary School wrote to the Prime Minister and his office replied to thank them for writing. I hope the Prime Minister replies to the Formby High School pupils and I hope he listens to what they have to say. 

"The Year 10 students certainly made a strong impression on me and I hope they make a similar impression on the Prime Minister too."


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