Malala at hospital in Birmingham
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Malala 'inspires' Dagenham pupils

21 March 2013 Last updated at 15:39 GMT

The story of Malala Yousafzai captured headlines around the world after the 15-year-old from Pakistan was attacked by the Taliban in October 2012 after campaigning for girls' right to education.

Reporters from Robert Clack School in Dagenham have been exploring her story and contrasting it with their own experience of going to school in the UK, where everyone is entitled to a free education.