Stourbridge MP, Suzanne Webb has visited Greenfield Primary School in Stourbridge to tour the school, meet pupils and talk about their work to help the environment.
Suzanne met with the head Claire Stylianides, head boy Joe Hall and head girl Connie Cutler and the school’s eco-reps to discuss green initiatives.
The school in Hill Street wrote to Suzanne about its environmental work and asked for her help in getting facilities that allow the school to recycle plastic and cans.
The MP wrote to Dudley Council, who said it hopes to run a trial on plastic recycling soon and would welcome Greenfield’s participation.
Suzanne also toured the school with the head boy and girl and Deputy Head Sarah Remmers, before a Q&A session with a year 6 class on environmental issues. She said:
“I am really heartened about the enthusiasm and drive of so many schools to tackle climate change and improve our environment, and Greenfield is no exception.
“Pupils are passionate about doing all they can to be greener and more sustainable, to lessen the impact we are having on our environment and this was shown in the Q&A session.
“I was able to talk about the government’s 2050 net neutral ambitions, clean energy and the Environment Act – all of which will do a great deal to help but it is also important schools, communities and individuals do their bit to help.
“I was delighted to get the school in touch with the council and I am excited it could be part of a recycling pilot scheme.
“Thanks to Greenfield for contacting me and for inviting me. It is an excellent school and it was a pleasure to visit.”