"By engaging in challenges to raise money and fund the 'Schools of Hope' in the most deprived areas of Africa, we can take to many children out of poverty through education. What a fantastic cause to support."
George North, Welsh International Rugby Player
Projects such as yours are of great importance in the drive to encourage young people to get active and combat obesity levels. I am pleased this event provides a unique opportunity for young people across the country to increase participation in sport, whilst helping themselves and their schools.
Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
This is an excellent initiative and one that I fully support. Not only will it encourage pupils to exercise and give them the opportunity to engage in an activity that puts them in a truly global citizen role, but the education resources it will provide will prove invaluable to many.
Andrew Adonis, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools
The Youth Sport Trust welcomes this initiative which will not only encourage young people to be active but also raise money to help children in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Youth Sport Trust
Keeping fit and healthy is so important. To take part in exercise which not only helps your school but helps other children overseas are added reasons to take part in this great national challenge.
Kelly Holmes, Double Olympic Gold Medallist
46 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) tabled by Derek Wyatt MP in support of Schoolchildren for Children.
Early Day Motion:
That this House supports initiatives to encourage children to take exercise as an organised school activity; and further supports the new charity Schoolchildren for Children in its endeavours to persuade children to exercise while raising one pound each in sponsorship for the development of extra-curricular sporting activities in their schools as well as for schools in some of the poorest countries in the world, culminating in a series of synchronised events for participating schools across the country on 29th September.
List of MPs who have signed the EDM:
John Barrett, Peter Bottomley, David S Borrow, Colin Breed, Annette Brooke, Richard Burden, Vincent Cable, Gregory Campbell, Martin Caton, Ann Cryer, John Cummings, Janet Dean, Andrew Dismore, David Drew, Jeff Ennis, Bill Etherington, Don Foster, Andrew George, Mike Hancock, John Hemming, Stephen Hepburn, Sylvia Hermon, Sylvia Hermon, Kelvin Hopkins, Lindsay Hoyle, Simon Hughes, Brian Jenkins, Lynne Jones, Julian Lewis, Tony Lloyd, Elfyn Llwyd, John McDonnell, Alan Meale, Albert Owen, Greg Pope, John Pugh, Hugh Robertson, Daniel Rogerson, Paul Rowen, Alan Simpson, David Taylor, Paul Truswell, Rudi Vis, Betty Williams, Stephen Williams, David Wilshire