This week, Gedling’s Member of Parliament, Tom Randall MP, asked the Minister for School Standards to meet Gedling constituents Amy and Ella Meek, who launched the charity Kids Against Plastic, to see what more can be done to rid schools of single-use plastics.
During Education Questions, Tom said: “My teenage constituents Amy and Ella Meek created the charity Kids Against Plastic to campaign against the use of plastic, and they are currently running the very successful Plastic Clever Schools initiative to encourage schools to reduce plastic usage. Their work was recognised at the weekend, when they were crowned Green Champions at this year’s Pride of Britain awards.”
Tom went on to ask: “Will the Minister join me in congratulating Amy and Ella on their success and meet them to discuss their ongoing work and to see what more can be done to rid schools of single-use plastics?”
The Minister for School Standards replied: “I would be delighted to join Tom Randall MP to meet Amy and Ella to discuss their idea and the resources they have created through their Plastic Clever Schools campaign. Only last week, in a debate in the House, I discussed the importance of teaching about climate change and sustainability in schools. I am looking forward to visiting, this Friday, the Rivers multi-academy trust, to learn about how it incorporates sustainability into its curriculum.”
Speaking after Education Questions, Tom said, “Gedling constituents Amy and Ella Meek’s fantastic Kids Against Plastic campaign is reducing plastic usage by so far making over 1000 schools and over 50 cafes, businesses, festivals and Councils plastic clever.
“They are well deserved winners of this year’s Green Champions Pride of Britain Award and I am delighted that the Minister for School Standards has agreed to meet them to discuss what more can be done to rid schools of single-use plastics.”