Local MP Luke Hall spent a morning with students at the Castle School in Thornbury to answer their questions and hear their views on how we can improve our community.
Luke had been keen to meet with the pupils, following his meetings with Governors and the Headteacher last year, to discuss the Conservative run council’s delivery of the £78 million worth of capital investment plan to upgrade Schools buildings, including at the Castle School.
The Student Council discussed a number of issues with Luke, including; Youth involvement in Politics, Social Care provisions, LGBTQ+ rights, improved transport links in Thornbury, along with the refurbishment needs in their school.
Students were particularly concerned with Climate Change, making it clear that they felt that adults could do more to ensure that our environment is protected for future generations.
Luke also spoke about his journey to first became a Member of Parliament in the 2015 General Election, and the importance of his Positive Plan for South Gloucestershire, which includes working alongside the Council to ensure that the Castle School receives a much-needed re-build.
Luke Hall said:
“It was great to spend time with the students and hear their plans for improving our community, they really are a credit to the Castle School.
Congratulations to the teachers that organised the school General Election in December and the students who stood for election, it is clear that everyone really enjoyed the experience! I have no doubt that there was a future UK Prime Minister sat here today.”