Competition – get creative for Send My Friend 2015!

Send My Friend to School is inviting you to get creative and help shape the new campaign for 2015! The winner of the competition will be invited to London to visit the Houses of Parliament, have tea with David Blunkett MP in the historic Pugin Rooms, and bring along some friends.

2015 is the target year of the goal for universal primary education. Great progress has been made – the numbers of children out of school have halved since the campaign started in 2000 – but it is likely that there will still be around 57 million children missing out on their right to an education.

We want world leaders to know that the promise they made to get every child into school has not been forgotten. And we need your help in making sure they now set a new target and commit to reaching it.

We’re looking for one big idea for 2015!

Send My Friend is looking for exciting ideas to get young people in the UK to make a bigger noise than ever! The activity could involve film, digital media, art, song, dance …whatever you think will inspire thousands of schoolchildren in the UK to take part and make politicians sit up, take notice and finally deliver this promise.

So get your thinking caps on – your ideas need to be new, colourful, and innovative! And, you may see your idea become the campaign activity across the country in thousands of schools!

Need a reminder of what campaigns we’ve run over the years? Check out our online gallery.

How to enter

Please describe your activities on one side of A4. The competition is open to pupils aged 7 – 15 years old.

Send applications by 15 September to or by post: Karen Garvin, Schools and Youth, ActionAid UK, Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R OBJ

The Judges decision is final. Prize includes all train and tube travel to London for winner, three friends, a teacher and afternoon tea in the Pugin Rooms, Houses of Parliament.

Photo © Georgie Scott / ActionAid