Youth Empowerment Day

This Wednesday, 15th June, the pupils lobbied local MP Mr Bob Blackman to take action against plastic pollution on The Big Plastic Count’s Youth Empowerment Day.

After learning about the role of MPs and why talking to your MP is important, the pupils created a plastic themed collage to give to their representatives then set to work lobbying their MP for more action on plastic waste in a face to face meeting in Parliament.

The pupils from Harrow joined students from nine other schools from across the country who traveled to London to raise the alarm to their MPs on the UKs plastic waste problem.

The trip to parliament came after pupils took part in The Big Plastic Count, a citizen science project launched by Greenpeace UK and non-profit organisation Everyday Plastic held between the 16th and 22nd of May this year. Rebecca Thomas, the Head of Year 5 at Kenmore Park Junior in Kenton said: “It was a phenomenal life changing day for the children, who are now more equipped to tackle the plastic crisis not only locally, but also nationally. “There was a real buzz amongst the children as they met with their local MP for Harrow East, Mr Bob Blackman, who was actually very knowledgeable and supportive. We are excited to continue our journey supporting Greenpeace and other organisations tackling global issues that will negatively impact our future generations.”
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