STUDENTS who have taken part in climate change protests met with their MP to discuss solutions to serious environmental problems in their county.

Susan Elan Jones, MP for Clwyd South, attended the Ysgol Dinas Brân student council meeting to talk about issues around sustainability and single-use plastics. The meeting followed the school’s Go Green Day in March which aimed to find alternatives to non-recyclable materials on its premises.

A number of issues were raised by the Llangollen students to their MP about what politicians can do to help address worsening environment and climate change. Some of the students were involved in the Go Green Day, while others such as year 10 boys Harvey Barrett and Luke Reardon had been on climate protests inspired by Greta Thunberg.

The Clwyd South MP was also shown videos made by the students as part of their collaborative International Environment Project with schools in Italy and Germany. She said that she would be willing to present a petition to Parliament about their concerns on single-use plastics and sustainability.

Andrew Wallis, PSE Coordinator Ysgol Dinas Brân, said: “The meeting was a great example of direct democracy in action and the school really appreciated the time given by the busy MP Susan Elan Jones.

“The student campaign to increase the awareness of the issues surrounding sustainability and climate change continues with increased optimism and energy.”