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Winning Neston pupils to meet MP
5:00pm Thursday 7th June 2012 in Corsham
Six Neston Primary School pupils are to discuss world environmental and welfare issues at the House of Commons with MP Duncan Hames after winning the Global Spotlight Competition at Corsham Town Hall.
At the event organised by Wiltshire Global Education Centre on May 24, year six pupils Lottie Musson, Cerys James, Daniel Watts, Minnie Gilmore, Josh Gratton and Max Spurrell, from the school, in Church Rise, won the prize of a trip to London.
The pupils entered their research into fair trade coffee for the presentation competition, held in front of judges and parents, which featured submissions from other local primary schools.
Neston Primary School spokesperson Jo Cook said: “The children will have an hour with Duncan Hames on July 2 and then a tour of the House of Commons. They also want to talk to Corsham Town Council about making Corsham a fair trade town.”
Pupils from Corsham Regis came second in the competition with a presentation on the mining of metals which are used in mobile phones, while Corsham Primary pupils came third with a presentation on the environmental impact of plastic bags.
Year nine pupils from the Corsham School visited the competing primary schools, helping them develop their presentations.
During the event, funded by Corsham Area Board, pupils took part in a workshop with WGEC’s Caroline Harmer and discussed major events going on across the world and what effect they have on them.