Students at The Langley Academy have joined the Send My Friend to school campaign - and won the support of their MP Tan Dhesi.

The Slough MP visited the school in Langley Road on Friday to hear all about it.

Thousands of young people across the UK are taking part in the Send My Friend to School campaign­ – Unlock Education during 2019. Langley Academy students are determined to be at the centre of it all.

Two of them - Rachel Essah and Zaafir Virmani went to Parliament yesterday as part of the campaign. They met Stephen Twigg, chairman of the International Development Committee and were able to ask questions about its contribution to the issue.

The students also participated in an MP drop in session and met with Harriet Baldwin the Minister of State for the International Development Committee.

She answered their questions and the day ended with Rachel and Zaafir taking part in a hand-in at No.10 Downing Street, passing on a collage book containing lots of examples of schools campaigning cross the UK.

Rachel and Zaafir have spread the campaign message throughout their school through assemblies, creating photo stunts and helping students create eye-catching paper keys depicting the global inequalities in education.

Zaafir said: "It is great to know that Tan Dhesi shares our interest in ensuring quality education for all."

Rachel said: "Education is not a level playing field. Many children experience overlapping barriers to education and this has to change. This is why we are campaigning to Unlock Education for Everyone."