Spalding students write to 10 Downing Street

Mollie Street (seated) and Sam Godman, who wrote letters to the Prime Minister.

Mollie Street (seated) and Sam Godman, who wrote letters to the Prime Minister.

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TWO Spalding students have written to the Prime Minister to voice their views about the local community and the environment.

Gleed Girls’ Technology College pupil Mollie Street (15) was compelled to put pen to paper in support of Spalding Youth Centre, which faces the threat of closure due to spending cuts, while Sam Godman (also 15) fired off a letter to David Cameron in support of nuclear power stations as part of a science homework project.

Both have received replies from Mr Cameron’s office thanking them for their letters.

Mollie said: “I sometimes wonder whether young people are listened to and I said in my letter that if Spalding Youth Centre was to close there would be a lot more teenagers on the streets, getting bored and committing crime, which would mean the police would have a much busier job and a lot more people would be getting hurt.

“I think that if we want to keep it open we need to pull together and do something about it.”

Sam wrote her letter after a teacher saw what she had written for a science homework project and suggested she send it to the Prime Minister.

She said: “I wrote about how nuclear power stations are a greener way because they do not emit carbon dioxide. We don’t have many and some are closing down so I said that we should replace them with new ones.”

She received a letter from the government’s energy department thanking her for her interest and giving more information about the government’s policy.

Gleed Girls’ headteacher Janet Daniels said: “Young people often get a bad press but Mollie and Sam represent the young people of the area and you can see how much they care about the local community and the environment and how they want to make a difference.

“They are very valuable members of society and we should be proud of the future generation.”