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Havering school backs campaign to help abducted Nigerian girls

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 May 2014

The Frances Bardsley School International club joined the campaign to help save the 270 girls who were abducted in Nigeria called #BringBackOurGirls.

The Frances Bardsley School International club joined the campaign to help save the 270 girls who were abducted in Nigeria called #BringBackOurGirls.

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A school has got behind an international campaign to help the abducted school girls in Nigeria.

The international club, at Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, in Brentwood Road, Romford, is the only school in the region to get behind the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

Year 10 pupil, Chandni Patel, said: “Our headteacher, Mr Dutnall, spoke to us about the situation in Nigeria and the impact of it on the lives of their families. He stressed the importance of the value of education for girls, which is so true.”

In Chibok, Nigeria, more than 300 girls from a secondary school on April 15.

More than 50 managed to escape but 276 children remain captive.

The international club at the all girls’ school, held a presentation yesterday, discussing the situation and showing their support as the only school in Havering to get behind the campaign.

Year Eight pupil and member of the club, Isabel Ogunleye, created her own presentation for the campaign, which is being backed by Prime Minister David Cameron and First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Isabel said: “The plight of these schoolgirls really struck a chord with me when I heard one of the Nigerian schoolgirls who had escaped from the Boko Haram raid make an appeal on British Television saying ‘We are appealing for others who are outside to please come and help us, because the burden is too much for our parents’.”

“This is why I thought it was important to have an awareness raising campaign through the Frances Bardsley International Club.”

Year 10 pupil, Louisa Pitman, added: ‘We felt very emotional when we saw the tears of the parents.

“As schoolgirls in Romford we felt the need to speak up for these girls who have been kidnapped - because they have no voice.”

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