THE ‘world’s largest lesson’ helped pupils share their thoughts on what they consider to be the biggest problems faced by people around the world.

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey yesterday visited Didcot Girls’ School to teach students about the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Including goals to end poverty, reduce inequality and take action on climate change, the ambitions were set in 2015.

The lesson saw the pupils join millions of others in more than 130 countries around the world who have learnt about the goals, as part of the initiative organised by the Coalition for Global Prosperity.

Mr Vaizey said: “It’s incredibly important that we involve children when discussing the future of the world that they will inherit and I look forward to hearing from students about the fantastic work they are doing.

“British leadership in development is not just about our values, and doing what it right, it is also about making the world a better place for all of us and future generations.

“With a smart and effective aid budget, which leverages British expertise, the UK can transform lives around the world and help make the Global Goals a reality.”