AN MP has praised the work of pupils at a school in Bingley campaigning for better access to education across the world.

Shipley MP Philip Davies visited Bingley Grammar School and led an assembly before hearing about pupils' work.

Mr Davies was asked by the school to speak about democracy, British values and the role of an MP.

Students have been working on the 'Send my Friend to School' project, a global campaign demanding quality education for all.

After his talk, he opened up the session and discussed a range of topics with more than 200 of the pupils.

Mr Davies said: “It was a pleasure to be invited in.

“It was clear how much work the pupils had done in preparation and how passionate they are about ensuring others across the world have access to quality education.”

The pupils also presented Mr Davies with a jigsaw, a visual representation of the action and promises that pupils wanted from government.

Mr Davies said he would give the jigsaw to Andrew Mitchell, development and Africa minister.

This year’s Send my Friend to School' theme is 'Education in Emergencies'.

It calls on the Government to support crisis-affected countries to build and invest in inclusive education systems to protect education for all children.