Wes spent time talking to pupils about their work and joined in tree planting for 'Eco Week' at William Torbitt Primary School.
William Torbitt recently received funding from Redbridge Council and the Mayor of London to plant new tree and over 100 new plants designed to absorb carbon dioxide in a bid to improve air quality. The project is also designed to provide educational opportunities for young people to learn about their environment.
William Torbitt is a wonderful school: well led, with dedicated staff and impressive pupils. Wes says: "It was great to be shown around by members of the School Council and to meet other pupils who are engaged in shaping every aspect of the school's work. For example, one pupil is a 'building rep' and visits the building site in the school to meet with construction workers, learn about what's happening and then report back to the assembly - a great learning opportunity for everyone.
"This week is 'Eco Week' and we saw lots of the work on display that pupils have been doing: from recycling to writing to the Mayor of London urging him to take more action on air quality. William Torbitt is developing great active citizens!
It made me very proud (again) to be the local councillor in Aldborough Ward. Thanks to Mrs Hinds and everyone who made us feel so welcome."