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UN education mission

361. David Barrs

David Barrs is a headteacher who has made it his mission to educate children around the world about the work of the United Nations in bringing people together. The pack he designed to help teachers work international relations into the study of various subjects has been translated into 12 languages and circulated in 168 countries reaching thousands of children.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “David has shown young people the importance of international relations, giving them an understanding of how different nations can work together to do good. His work has had an impact across the UK and beyond, with the visits he organises helping to bring learning to life for hundreds of children. I congratulate him on becoming a Point of Light.”

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