Teenage ambassadors from Ringwood School are jetting off to India

Daily Echo: TRAVELS: Ambassadors Millie Wells and Sam Whittingham. TRAVELS: Ambassadors Millie Wells and Sam Whittingham.

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.

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7:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

IronLady2010 says...

What a lucky pair. India is a beautiful country and the slums will be a big eye opener.

I look forward to reading their views in the media upon their return.

Well done the pair of you, it will be a shock, but at least you can return and hopefully raise awareness of how some children are far less fortunate than ourselves especially in a country which is not as poor as they'd like us to think.
What a lucky pair. India is a beautiful country and the slums will be a big eye opener. I look forward to reading their views in the media upon their return. Well done the pair of you, it will be a shock, but at least you can return and hopefully raise awareness of how some children are far less fortunate than ourselves especially in a country which is not as poor as they'd like us to think. IronLady2010

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