Children from Blackboys and Framfield primary schools visited Parliament and toured the House of Commons and House of Lords this week.
The visit, which involved workshops in Parliament’s Education Centre, was part of Citizenship studies.
The students also met Wealden MP Nus Ghani who took part in a question and answer session, responding to their concerns, and giving them a taste of a day in the life of a Member of Parliament.
Nus said it was a pleasure to take tough and interesting questions from such a bright group of students, from plastics to school funding, knife crime, and Brexit.
She said: “The students were particularly concerned, as we all are, at the threat of man-made climate change, and the rising levels of plastic pollution in the ocean.
“I was delighted to be able to share with them my work as Maritime Minister, and the key role that the UK is playing in reducing emissions from ships through setting up the Clean Maritime Council.
“The Clean Maritime Council will devise a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the sector and improve air quality in our waterways, ports and shipping lanes, a vital set in the right direction, which directly addresses these young people’s concerns.”
Nus added: “I’m proud of the level of knowledge the students commanded on the environment, and all these other issues.
“It is a testament to the education they are receiving at Blackboys and Framfield. These Year 6 students are a credit to their teachers and their schools.”