Local MP Luke Hall visited students at St Mary’s CE Primary School, and North Road Community Primary School in Yate to hear their views on how we can improve our community.
The main topic on the children’s minds was Climate Change and what more they felt could be done to protect our beautiful environment. In particular, they raised the importance of investing in electric cars, keeping our beaches clean, energy friendly lighting, using paper bags instead of plastic and reducing plastic waste to prevent sea pollution.
Luke assured them that many of these things were part of his Positive Plan for protecting our environment and greenspaces. He explained how he was currently campaigning for more electric car charging points in South Gloucestershire, to encourage motorists to make the switch to electric vehicles.
Other topics that were raised included reducing the sugar in sweets, the keeping of exotic animals as pets, and the importance of homeless shelters.
As the pupils have also been learning about democracy, elections and the UK System of Government, Luke also spoke about his journey to becoming an MP in the 2015 General Election. He also taught them the differences between the House of Commons and the House of Lords, how MPs cast their vote in the chamber and how a law is passed through parliament. He explained how democracy means that anybody can stand in an election to represent the residents of an area no matter what their background is.
Local MP Luke Hall said:
“The students had some amazing ideas on how we can protect our greenspaces for generations to come. It’s really inspiring that are young people understand the urgent action that must be taken to protect our beautiful environment here in South Gloucestershire.”