MP visits Coopers Lane
Today, some members of the school Green Team, School Council and Rights Respecting Rangers met with Janet Daby, MP for Lewisham East. The children gave Ms Daby a tour of the school and then had a chance to interview her and ask some burning questions:
Rangers – Daisy, Drew, Jayden
What are you doing to make sure that every child has a voice?
Janet said that she goes around all the schools in Lewisham meeting and speaking with all of the school councils who represent all the children in the school. She also works closely with The Young Mayor of Lewisham and teenage ambassadors.
Which do you focus on most? The environment? Air pollution? Recycling? Climate change?
Janet said that climate change and the environment was her focus. She believes that making a change in the environment starts at home. We should all do all that we can at home to reduce, recycle and be energy efficient. She also believes that car companies should make more electric cars so that they become cheaper.
School Council – Kayshia, Pascale, Amy
What do you do to help every child?
Janet believes in equality for all and making sure that all children get the best possible education. She campaigns for more funding for education so that the schools don’t need to make cuts.
What does your job involve?
Janet said that her job was very similar to that of the School Council, Rangers and Green Team! She listens to people concerns and worries and helps them out as much as she can. She also asks the government questions about what they are doing and puts bills through the houses of parliament to try to make positive change.
Green Team – Yasin, Paris, Timi, Cavira
How could we set up a community garden in our local area?
Janet suggested that we ask the Ringway Centre if they have any space we could use. They might even be able to put some raised beds in. Janet also said maybe in the Library Gardens and that we could write to her for her help.
Do you think you could put Brexit on hold and do more about climate change?
She said that we have been focussing on leaving the EU for over three years now and that has distracted us from the other issues closer to home. She believes that we should have another people’s vote and then get it over with! Then we could focus on climate change, housing, education, jobs and the NHS.
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