Red alert! Angry Bird hacks Twitter account to help children out of school

Celebrities, Sarah Brown, Up for School or #upforschool campaign

He’s always been angry. But now he’s so furious that he’s turned Twitter bright red!

The character Red from the Angry Birds game has hacked into the social media account of A World at School co-founder Sarah Brown today.

And he’s spitting feathers as tells her 1.2 million Twitter followers they need to help get 58 million children around the world into school.

Rovio Entertainment – the makers of Angry Birds game – teamed up with A World at School yesterday to launch a new tournament to encourage players to support the #UpForSchool Petition to ensure every child has the right to go to school .

During the new levels players on Facebook and mobile are given the option to sign the #UpForSchool Petition and join more than six million people who have already demanded world leaders invest in a future where every child has the right to an education. You can play the special #UpForSchool tournament here.

Red’s takeover of Sarah’s account has got social media all a-Twitter. See how the mayhem unfolded and how people have reacted – including celebrities such as Rainn Wilson from the US version of The Office and British journalist, TV host and talent judge Piers Morgan.

Before the Red takeover, celebrities were already tweeting yesterday about our special Angry Birds game. They included Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the movies, and Nick Sharratt – the renowned children’s author and illustrator who provided special drawings for the #UpForSchool Teacher’s Pack.

And it’s not just birds and humans who are getting in on the act.


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