Oslo Education Summit: A World at School’s youth march mural is unveiled

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Hellen Griberg with the Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka

We’re standing #UpForSchool! The A World at School mural is unveiled at the Oslo Education Summit today to show the strength of young people on the march for change.

First to get their picture taken with the impressive artwork were Gordon Brown, the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, A World at School Global Youth Ambassador Hellen Griberg and Norway’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Borge Brende.

Then Hellen posed with other summit participants including Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle of Rovio Entertainment, maker of the Angry Birds game which has been featuring a special #UpForSchool tournament.

The specially commissioned mural of a youth march was created at the foyer of the summit venue to represent the millions of children not at school and the millions of young people rising up to help them get an education.

Gordon Brown at the mural with Hellen and Borge Brende 

The pastel on canvas artwork was made by a street art team from the Midlands of England. It captures the passion shown by A World at School’s Global Youth Ambassadors, who have held dozens of rallies and march in support of education for all.

A World At School is inviting participants at the Oslo Summit on Education for Development to show their support for the #UpForSchool movement by posing for a picture and posting it on social media.

Ben Hewitt, Campaigns Director at A World At School, said: “More than six million people have added their name to the #UpForSchool Petition call for action.

“This image of children marching gives young people’s desire for an education a physical presence at this high-level event.

“We want to make sure their voices are heard by the leaders attending the summit. This is a time for action and decision.”

Join the march towards education for all – sign the #UpForSchool Petition.

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