PUPILS and staff from St Augustine’s Priory independent school for girls in Ealing took their call for climate and environmental action to the heart of government.

Along with thousands of others, they converged on Westminster last week to meet their MPs and demand a net zero emissions target by 2045.

One of the pupils, Sennen, told Rupa Huq, the Ealing-Acton MP, about some of the initiatives in her school, such as banning single-use plastics and asked what such initiatives there were in the Houses of Parliament.

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Other pupils, Marianne and Shani, told Dr Huq about the search engine Ecosia, which the Eco-prefects are hoping the school will use instead of Google.

Monica Conmee, CAFOD’s head of education said: “Young people understand the urgent need for MPs to take action now and they’ve been asking for our Government to go further, faster in order to reach net zero by 2045.”