Wisbech Peckover School pupils' letters about tackling child poverty reach Cabinet Minister Justine Greening

PUBLISHED: 15:00 31 July 2015

MP Steve Barclay with Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development.

MP Steve Barclay with Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development.

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A message from children at Peckover School went to the corridors of power after a meeting between MP Steve Barclay and Cabinet Minister Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for International Development.

Pupils at the Wisbech primary school met with Mr Barclay to discuss their involvement in a global campaign to address the 58 million children around the world who do not go to school.

They read out letters explaining why this issue mattered to them, and presented Mr Barclay with cards they had coloured in.

The MP agreed to take the letters and cards to the top to ensure their voices were heard.

Mr Barclay presented the work from the pupils from Peckover School at a meeting with Justine Greening in the House of Commons, and said she was very impressed by their commitment to this important issue.

He said: “The students made an excellent presentation and it is great to see them taking such an active interest in these important issues that affect children around the world.

“It is clear a great deal of research had been done and they certainly made a positive impression on the Secretary of State who praised their efforts.”

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