Letter from No. 10

18th July 23

Year 1 pupils at Prince’s Mead have received a letter of acknowledgement from No. 10 Downing Street in response to their letters urging the government to take stronger measures in combatting plastic pollution.

The pupils, inspired by their studies on the environment and guided by their dedicated teachers, decided to take action against the pressing issue of plastic pollution in their community and beyond. Armed with pencils and boundless enthusiasm, the children composed thoughtful letters addressed to Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, calling for greater efforts to safeguard the planet for future generations.

To our immense delight, the pupils’ heartfelt appeals reached the highest office in the country and with much excitement we received a letter bearing the prestigious No. 10 Downing Street crest this morning. The letter reassures pupils that ‘the UK Government shares your passion for reducing plastic waste and protecting the environment’. It also outlines the ways in which the Government is trying to address the issue with its 25 Year Environment Plan, which aims to get rid of avoidable plastic waste, and its Resources and Waste Strategy, which sets out how to move towards a circular economy of reduce, reuse and recycle.

This comes only a week after we celebrated Prince’s Mead becoming a member of the Eco-Schools Green Flag Programme and earning a Merit accreditation for making the school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness.

You can read the letter from No. 10 Downing Street here.