Malala back at school

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old girl shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan, has been to school for the first time since the attack in October 2012.

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Malala back at school for first time since Taliban attack

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:

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Gordon Brown: Today is a 'great day' for Malala

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 back at school for first time since attack

Malala Yousafzai has returned to school for the first time since she was attacked by the Taliban in October last year.

Malala Yousafzai with rucksack.
Malala Yousafzai attended Edgbaston High School for Girls today. Credit: Handout

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.

Malala Yousafzai walks to school for the first time since she was attacked by the Taliban in October.
Malala Yousafzai walks to school for the first time since she was attacked by the Taliban in October. Credit: Handout

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.