TWO TEENAGE campaigners from Ringwood School are to travel to India after winning an international award.

Year 10 pupils Millie Wells, 15, and Sam Whittingham, 14, have been appointed as the 2013 ambassadors for the Young Global Education Campaigners after a passionate presentation to a judging panel.

Now they are to travel to India visiting slum communities, attending government school classes and visiting Oxfam India projects in Delhi.

On their return the pair will have a yearlong task of raising awareness of the plight of education in the developing world by talking to the media, meeting with politicians and speaking in parliament.

The award was set up in memory of the general secretary of the National Union of Teachers Steve Sinnott, who died in 2008.