Quality education is empowering and transformative: it prepares young people for life and helps them reach their full potential. It has a central role in making the world more peaceful and prosperous.

For this to happen schools need to be safe and peaceful – places where young people are able to learn and thrive. In the UK we often take this principle for granted, but unfortunately millions of children around the world are at risk of harm simply by trying to receive an education. This has to stop. Schools must be defended as places of learning or the world will be unable to meet its commitment of ensuring education for all by 2030, and the global consequences will be catastrophic.

Join the 2018 Send My Friend to School campaign to signal your support for making schools safe and get your FREE teaching resource pack with everything you need to bring the campaign to life in your classroom – including films, real life stories and activities.