Speak out on a hot topic

8th June 2007 at 01:00
School pupils will have the chance to take part in an online debate about climate change with MPs from across the political spectrum.

Under 18s can log on to the conversation, "Protecting the Planet: Is climate change being treated seriously enough by political parties?"

between June 11 and 26.

Participants will have the chance to tell the politicians what they think of the way they are tackling climate change.

The 10 MPs joining in the debate include Ian Pearson, a minister at the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs. The shadow minister for the environment, Greg Barker, will also be online.

Barry Griffiths, manager of the HeadsUp cross-party online forum, said:

"Young people are passionate about the environment, so we anticipate a hotly contested debate about whether the political parties are taking climate change seriously enough.

"We encourage every young person who worries about the future of our planet to get involved and let MPs know what they think."

* www.headsup.org.uk

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today