‘GLOBAL WARRIORS’ from Menston have met with their MP to talk about environmental concerns.

The group from St Mary’s School discussed their concerns with Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough MP Stuart Andrew. The ‘Global Warriors’ are a group of students from all years who aim to make the school more environmentally friendly, discuss and educate on global issues and work alongside charities such as FairTrade.

Mr Andrew said: “It was such a pleasure to meet such politically engaged youngsters and hear about their efforts to protect our environment. I spoke to the students about the Government’s 25 Year Plan for the Environment and all the steps being taken to reduce the damage to the environment, including the plastic bag charge and food waste reduction scheme and also steps taken to increase renewables and reduce emissions.”

“We also discussed the personal steps that can be taken concerning the impact of animal produce, food waste and the fashion production industry on the environment and it was just absolutely fantastic to meet so many concerned young environmental warriors.”