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Vernon Coaker hands petition to Prime Minister from pupils at Carlton school

Gedling MP Vernon Coaker has delivered a petition calling for better education for children in poorer countries to the Prime Minister.

Mr Coaker was at 10 Downing Street to hand in the petition in support of the ‘Send My Friend to School’ campaign – which has come from the pupils and students at the Carlton Le Willows School in Gedling.

Vernon Coaker MP said: “As a former teacher myself, I have always understood the importance and impact that a high quality education can have on children and young people, it’s life changing and it can stop them from facing a lifetime of poverty.

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“Young people are asking the leaders of this world to increase their investment in the power of education, as globally  there are 263 million children missing out on school and this is totally unacceptable.

“This campaign is about education for all, across the globe and it is inspiring that local young people have been part of this and have got so many signatures of support. I have urged the Prime Minister to do all she can to support it and for her to listen to the voice of our young people.”

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