A TEN year old Fareham pupil has taken her plastic pollution campaign to Parliament.

Evie Haddock visited the Houses of Parliament with her father James Haddock to meet with Fareham MP Suella Braverman to discuss her campaign, which has also involved government ministers, supermarket chiefs and Her Majesty the Queen.

Evie’s campaign started when she and fellow pupils from Cornerstone Church of England Primary School in Whiteley staged a dance at the Junior Rock Challenge, which focused on plastic pollution and how it is damaging marine environments across the globe.

The event took place at Portsmouth Guildhall and involved pupils from across Key Stage 2.

The pupils chose the issue of plastic pollution after conducting litter picks on Lee-on-Solent Beach where they saw first-hand the amount of plastic being washed ashore, with them then winning 2nd prize at the dance event.

Evie decided that she wanted to see both the government and industry doing more to tackle plastic pollution and wrote letters to the Prime Minister, Suella Braverman MP, the Chief Executive of Tesco and the Queen to ask what was being done to address the problem.

She had replies from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Chief Executive of Tesco and a Lady in Waiting on behalf of Her Majesty.

Evie Haddock said:“Plastic pollution is a very important issue facing the world and I have become very interested in it in the past few months. Our school litter picks on the beach made my friends and I realise how much plastic is in the sea and the harm it can cause marine wildlife.

“I was really happy when our plastic pollution dance won 2nd prize at the Junior Rock Challenge and I wanted to carry on our campaign by writing to the Prime Minister, Suella Braverman, Tesco and the Queen to ask what is being done to tackle this big problem.

“It was great to receive all the replies I did and to know that action is being taken to tackle plastic pollution and reduce our use of single-use plastics. I hope more and more people become aware of this important issue so that they use less plastic and more environmentally friendly materials instead.”