Fern Bacon students find inspiration in Malala’s story

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Almost 300 Fern Bacon Middle School seventh graders enjoyed a field trip to Tower Theatre last week to watch the documentary “He Named Me Malala,” which tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzi.

Malala was the target of a Taliban gunman who wounded her as she returned home on a school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. She was attacked for advocating for girls’ education.

Fern Bacon students are working now to make connections between the movie, current events and their classroom reading assignments. ”Students have been inspired to not only make a difference in their own lives, school and community but also to take a stand for their education by stepping up their commitment to be college and career ready,” says Assistant Principal Tarik McFall. “Malala’s story proves that one person truly can make a difference.”