Delighted that #Malala has started at her new school in Birmingham, continuing the education extremists tried to deny her
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for fighting for the right of girls to be educated, spoke of her pride today as she returned to school for the first time since the attack.
Speaking on her way to Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, the 15 year old said, "It is an honour for me and it's what I dreamed ... I'm on my way to my dream".
ITV News Midlands Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:
Malala Yousafzai's new headteacher, Dr Ruth Weeks, said she thinks the 15-year-old needs the stability that her pupils will offer her:
Malala Yousafzai said it is "the happiest moment" that she is returning to school following her attack.
She said, "I want to learn about politics, about social rights and about the law. I want to learn how to bring change in this world":
Malala Yousafzai has spent her first day at school since being attacked by the Taliban in October last year.
The 15-year-old was shot in the head for campaigning for girls' education
While making her way to Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, Malala told her father Ziauddin, "It is an honour for me and it's what I dreamed ... I'm on my way to my dream":
UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said today is a "great day" for Malala Yousafzai.
Mr Brown said in a statement:
This is a great day for Malala, for her family - and for the cause of education worldwide.
By her courage, Malala shows that nothing - not even bullets, intimidation or death threats - can stand in the way of the right of every girl to an education.
I wish Malala and her family well as her courageous recovery continues.
Malala Yousafzai has returned to school for the first time since she was attacked by the Taliban in October last year.
She went to Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham where she will now study before choosing which subjects she wants to take at GCSE level.
The 15 year old said, “I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going back to school. I want all girls in the world to have this basic opportunity".
"I miss my classmates from Pakistan very much but I am looking forward to meeting my teachers and making new friends here in Birmingham”, she added.