Young Climate Crusaders Unite at Llanelli’s First Eco-Council Summit

Local Senedd Member Lee Waters has brought together secondary school pupils from across the constituency to take part in Llanelli’s first ever Eco-Council Summit in the Senedd.

Pupils from Glanymor, Coedcae, Bryngwyn and St. John Lloyds travelled to the Senedd to showcase the work that they have been doing to tackle environmental issues in their schools.


At the Senedd, pupils were also given the opportunity to quiz their Senedd Member, Lee Waters, about his role as Deputy Minister for Climate Change; and got to meet First Minister, Mark Drakeford.

Speaking about the summit, Lee Waters said:

“The whole event was genuinely uplifting. Pupils spoke about initiatives like school swap shops, a swift box to save birds from predators and saving energy. All in all, we had a good day sharing ideas of what more we can do together to tackle the climate emergency. As well as a really informative and practical discussion, it was lovely of the First Minister, Mark Drakeford, to come along and spend time with us all.”


During the event, students also met with representatives of environmental groups Coed Cadw and Keep Wales Tidy, as well as Dr Jennifer Rudd of Swansea University, who has spent a decade researching technological solutions to climate change, and Louise Morgan, Associate Educational Support Adviser at Carmarthenshire County Council.

Mr. Waters added:

“Climate change is real and happening. What became clear to me throughout the day is that young people are not only concerned about the future of our planet, but they are also determined to do something about it. It was great to meet local youngsters who are making valuable contributions to climate action.”

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