Pupils from SS John Fisher and Thomas More Roman Catholic High School in Colne called in MP Andrew Stephenson to discuss the implications of climate change within their own community and those overseas. Supporting their chosen charity CAFOD, pupils have been handpicked to blog and raise awareness of their new campaign ‘One Climate, One World’, to prevent climate change pushing those most vulnerable deeper into poverty.
Mr Stephenson was ready to discuss the growing issue of climate change, which will not only impact those overseas, but the people within his own community. He told the young people he was in support of the Climate Change Secretary of State Ed Davey’s decision to spend £720m to help countries deal with the effects of climate change. He said, “One thing that the political parties are united on, thankfully, is the spending commitment on international aid.”
Pupils were overjoyed that Mr Stephenson stood in solidarity with their work, the work of CAFOD and their partner’s overseas. CAFOD young bloggers have been working hard throughout the school to encourage each pupil to make their own pledge to tackle climate change. These they creatively pieced together in the form of postcards to share with Mr Stephenson and all other Members of Parliament in Westminster.