Prime Minister replies to letters sent by Milton Keynes students on issues for the city

St Paul's Catholic School pupils with their letters to the PM
St Paul's Catholic School pupils with their letters to the PM

The Prime Minister is a busy woman, but she found time to read letters written by a group of Year 9 pupils from the new city.

Youngsters from St Paul’s Catholic School wrote to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, about their lives in Milton Keynes and issues that are important to them.

They were then delighted to receive responses from 10 Downing Street and other government departments.

Pupils wrote their letters as part of their “writing to argue” study and assessment.

Elysia Roach, an English teacher at St Paul’s Catholic School, said: “They wanted their assessment to be meaningful to them and therefore asked me if they could write a letter to Theresa May.”

The letters covered a variety of topics, including the lack of support for homeless people in Milton Keynes, the pressure of GCSE examinations, the voting age being lowered, mental health treatment, drug abuse and the available support, the NHS and pupils’ opinions on Brexit.

In a letter from Downing Street, sent on behalf of the Prime Minister, the pupils were thanked for their wonderful letters and commended for expressing their views very well.

The correspondence from Downing Street also advised that pupils’ letters will now be forwarded to relevant departments so that they can respond directly.