Dame Anne Begg, MP for Aberdeen South, has written to the Prime Minister, David Cameron MP, urging him to ensure that every child is in education by 2015.
You can read Dame Anne’s letter to the Prime Minister.
Dame Anne received correspondence from Primary 5 pupils at Walker Road School and S1/S2 pupils at Kincorth Academy highlighting their disappointment that many children still have to learn in overcrowded classes as there are not enough teachers. They also enclosed drawings of their ideal teacher listing attributes such as helpful, approachable, encouraging and caring.
Dame Anne said, “Every year I receive correspondence from local schools supporting the ‘Send my Friend to School’ campaign and it is heartening to see local children in Aberdeen South campaigning on behalf of other children around the world.
“I am sure that teachers will also be reassured that the pupils have given so much thought to what makes an ideal teacher.”