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Kate speaks on behalf of Stretford schoolchildren in parliament

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Kate has taken the views of Stretford schoolchildren to parliament. 

Last month for World Refugee Day the children at Moss Park Infants School and St Matthew’s Primary School marched to Kate’s constituency office to pass on their message to government that refugee children around the world should have access to education.

Currently, only 50 per cent of refugee children are estimated to be in primary school. 

The children delivered a petition to Kate which called on the government to ensure that the commitments made in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child to protect and support ALL children are met.

In particular the children want the government to ensure that every refugee child gets an education and has a safe place to live.

Kate has sent the petition to the Prime Minister, Theresa May and to the Minister for Immigration, Brandon Lewis.

On 19th July Kate asked the Minister what assessment he was making of the quality of education that the children were receiving in refugee camps and asked whether refugee children should be brought to the UK to have the chance to develop a happy and successful childhood.

Kate said, “I’m really proud of these fabulous Stretford schoolchildren for showing solidarity with refugee children. That’s why I raised the issue of the quality of education that children are receiving in refugee camps with the Minister.

“I wasn’t impressed with his half-hearted response, and will continue to press this important issue at every opportunity. In the meantime, he still owes children at Moss Park and St Matthew’s a response to their petition.”

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