MALVERN’S MP Harriett Baldwin joined pupils at a county primary school to discuss what steps can be taken to combat climate change.
The MP visited Lower Broadheath Primary School to get their ideas on improving the environment and speeding up the plans to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The visit was part of a series of trips to primary schools to hear their views on climate change as Mrs Baldwin prepares a submission to the COP26 conference which will be held in Glasgow later this year.
Pupils shared their thoughts on increasing green transport options, recycling and improving rural green spaces.
The West Worcestershire MP joined the pupils in their outdoor classroom which allows the school to operate more efficiently under Covid restrictions.
“Last time I was here, I donated an oak tree to the school and I know how engaged the pupils are about green issues,” Mrs Baldwin said.
“A rural school like Lower Broadheath Primary is ideally situated in a village which has a growing population and it was heartening to hear how many pupils are able to walk, cycle and ride scooters to and from schools, reducing car usage at peak times.
“And the young people we particularly concerned about recycling and litter picking and I have urged them to make sure they make their views know about the packaging and littering challenges at our local fast food outlets.
“The children clearly have strong views and I hope that they take this enthusiasm with them into their adult lives as they will be the generation who will finally deliver on our global climate change ambitions.
“I also took the time to thank head teacher Andy Hackley and his staff who have done an amazing job this year and I hope teachers, pupils and parents all enjoy a restful summer break.”