Big Read, big effort

13th February 2009 at 00:00

The Global Campaign for Education is calling on pupils to write and read aloud their own stories, speeches and poems for its Big Read event on April 22.

The campaign is a coalition of child rights activists, teachers' unions and development organisations, which aims to ensure children around the world get a quality education.

Last year's event, the World's Biggest Lesson, was undertaken by 8.8 million children in 100 countries. This year, Nelson Mandela, author Michael Morpurgo and The Golden Compass actress Dakota Blue Richards are among those who have shown their support by contributing a story, poem, speech or reflection for The Big Read.

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