Feb 8 2013 By Danya Bazaraa
Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, meets pupils at Twyford School.
TWYFORD School launched their competition Shape the Future with a visit from the secretary of state for international development on Wednesday.
Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening MP, came to watch key stage three students consider the eight Millennium Development Goals aimed to address issues such as poverty and infant mortality by 2015.
The language specialist school then made their own suggestions for the development framework for the future.
Year nine students showed off the work they had done in building links with a partner school in Maciene, Mozambique.
Sixth form students who had visited the school talked about the contrast in the education system.
The visit ended with a live Skype session with senior staff from the school in Maciene.
Twyford aims to raise £8,000 for the school in the summer to support the education of girls.
Executive head Alice Hudson said: “We are very proud to be a school which looks outwards to the world and encourages students to think and act responsibly.”