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Harold Hill pupils take vow of silence for charity campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 March 2015

The girls in the year 6 class at Broadford Primary School took a vow of silence inspired by a Free the Children campaign

The girls in the year 6 class at Broadford Primary School took a vow of silence inspired by a Free the Children campaign

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Girls across the world are taking a vow of silence to show their support for women whose voices can’t be heard and a Harold Hill school is joining them.

The pupils at Broadford Primary School in Faringdon Avenue sealed their lips for an hour every lunchtime for a week.

They were inspired by Free the Children’s We are Silent campaign which will see women across the globe take a vow of silence for 24 hours in April.

In the final hour on the Friday the pupils reflected on the reason behind their efforts.

Ten-year-old Sophie Hann, in Year 6, wrote: “I feel proud I made it through five hours of silence.

“This has been the best week ever because I have had time to think about all of the important people in my life.

“I have realised the longer you are silent, the more you can get your voice heard and it has been an honour to do this for a week.”

Terrika Wright, also 10 and in Year 6, added: “I feel I know how lucky I am and I think it is excellent that we can stand up for people who are less fortunate than us.

“I think if the whole school could be silent together, we may be able to create a better world.”

The children will also be attending a global event for We Day next week which brings together speakers Nobel Peace Prize winner and schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.

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