TEENAGERS took their eco mission to the top when they visited Parliament.

Year 10 students at BMAT STEM Academy, based at Harlow College, launched the STEM Academy Green Army with a mission to make their school more eco-friendly.

Students contacted Harlow MP Robert Halfon to express their concern for the environment and received an invitation to share their views at the Houses of Parliament.

The team of five – Courtney Loft, Jessica Bediako, Alan Delciampo, Brooke Nelson and Juliet Orton – have also encouraged Harlow Council to provide the school with recycling bins.

Brooke said: “We held assemblies to tell the rest of the school about the dangers affecting the environment and visited Parliament to discuss the Government’s policies.

“We have all heard of the problems, but don’t get to hear what the solutions are.

“We didn’t expect to get a reply, let alone an invite to Parliament.”

The team is looking to spread the message to primary schools and produce a reusable water bottle.

Student Alan Delciampo said: “We are hoping to make these changes a part of the school’s culture so it continues in the future, as we are only here for a couple of years.

“It feels really good to be making a difference. It’s unreal.”