pupils call on Theresa May to introduce new fire safety laws
class of Year 9 students at Highbridge's King Alfred School has
written letters to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for tighter
laws on fire safety in communal buildings.
the last fortnight of term, a class of Year 9 students have spent
several of their English lessons exploring the information surrounding
the Grenfell Tower fire.
class read and then analysed several newspaper articles which depicted
the horrific scenes in London - this was in preparation for their
end of Year 11 English Language exam where they were asked to read
and analyse a non-fiction text.
students then completed an activity where they wrote a letter to
the Prime Minister explaining what they had learnt and what they
wanted her to do in order to stop this from happening again.
group's English teacher, Miss Booth, then posted the letters to
the House of Commons where she, and the students, are hoping that
they will be read by the Prime Minister herself.
Booth said: "This activity really inspired the students. It
gave them an opportunity for their thoughts on a national crisis
to be heard by someone influential enough to actually make a change.
It has given a real purpose to their writing."
student, Connor Lefrere, wrote, "I want you to make sure that
this never happens again. Check every building! Check them! Check
student, Josh Reynolds-Hailing, wrote: "Grenfell Tower is a
monstrosity. That is why I am writing to you today. It was shocking,
outrageous and awful."