Welcome back to school! We’ve had a great first week settling into our brand new classroom and seeing friends again. We have begun to learn about a courageous, young woman called Malala Yousafszai. Malala was born in 1997 and lived in a peaceful valley in Pakistan. The Taliban took control of the valley and forbade girls from going to school. Malala thought this was unfair and wrote a blog under a pseudonym and delivered many speeches. One day, Malala got on the school bus, when the Taliban men stopped the bus and shot her. She was flown to Birmingham in the UK to recover and gained the support of many countries. Malala received a Nobel Peace Prize and is the youngest person ever to receive this.