Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson joins Crosby High pupils

 Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson is shown by pupils Daniel Dunn, 14, and Michael Jones, 15, what millions of young people throughout the world have to go through collecting water each day.

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson was treated to a song, a dance and some fascinating facts by the pupils of Crosby High as part of their Send My Friend to School Day.

Crosby High joined thousands of schools up and down the country to mark the special event which is aimed at raising awareness of the 60,000,000 children worldwide who don't go to school.

Bill was invited into the school to hear from himself what the young campaigners had learned through the day.

He saw some of the displays the pupils had made and even had the chance to watch a dance and hear the school band perform a song.

The Labour MP said he was very impressed by the performances and displays.

Bill said: "Send My Friend to School is a fantastic campaign that highlights just how many people worldwide aren't lucky enough to go to school. So I was delighted to receive letters from some of the pupils from Crosby High about the campaign. After I wrote back to them, they invited me in to join them for Send My Friend to School Day.

"I was extremely impressed by the pupils' understanding of this very important issue and the issues that surround it. They told me that there are 60million children across the world who don't go to school. And they told me about some of the conditions many children have to live in.

"Lots of children don't have running water and the Crosby High pupils found out for themselves how difficult it is to have to walk great distances to get to a well and even harder to carry your day's ration of water back again.

"They made some fantastic presentations and they also gave some fantastic performances, including a dance and a brilliant song from the school band illustrating what they had learned through the day."

Bill said he was delighted to be able to join the school on such an important day.

Bill said: "The pupils of Crosby High learned a lot, as did I.

"I would like to thank all of the staff and pupils for inviting me, to see some of their work and to join them in raising awareness of this huge worldwide issue.

"I'm just glad I didn't have to do the water walk with them!"


Crosby High pupils welcome Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson to their Send My Friend To School Day.

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