Pupils' chain reaction

PUBLISHED: 13:25 03 May 2007 | UPDATED: 15:05 12 May 2010

Pic: Dick Harding

Pic: Dick Harding

PUPILS from a school in Buntingford have sent a message to the German Chancellor in a bid to promote worldwide education. Youngsters at Millfield First School teamed up with thousands of others from around the world to take part in the Global Campaign fo

PUPILS from a school in Buntingford have sent a message to the German Chancellor in a bid to promote worldwide education.

Youngsters at Millfield First School teamed up with thousands of others from around the world to take part in the Global Campaign for Education (GCE).

The campaign aims to find a solution to the 80 million children who go without an education, and has set a 2015 target to have every child in school.

GCE is backed by hundreds of schools and organisations, and to show their support, pupils at Millfield School came together and created a giant paper chain.

Year 4 teacher Claire Moore said: "Every child, no matter how young, can help make a difference.

"They had lots of fun making the chain, and they understood why they did it.

"Some pupils wrote messages on their part of the chain, and there were some really lovely messages."

On Monday, the paper chain was sent to German Chancellor and chairman of the G8 Summit Dr Angela Merkel, in the hope world leaders will tackle the problem.

Mrs Moore added: "It's quite a big achievement for the school and it will be interesting to see if we get a response.

"But we've done our bit, and we've shown that anyone can help make a difference.

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