PUPILS from eco-schools across Wales will meet for the first time this month to discuss the future of Wales.

Keep Wales Tidy is preparing to host the first ever Senior Eco-Committee conference at the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay on March 24. Senior Eco-Committee members from secondary schools around Wales will join Peter Davies, Wales’ Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, chairman of the environment and sustainability committee and Brid Conneely, international director of the Eco-Schools Programme, as part of the Welsh Government’s ‘National Conversation’ on the Future Generation (Wales) Bill.

The Senior Eco-Committee conference’s launch will give pupils the chance to meet to discuss a range of topics that affect Wales, including issues that affect our environment, education, transport and economy. The conversation will take place in the Youth Chamber, where pupils will have the chance to put their views and questions to senior political figures.

Lord Elis-Thomas said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for young people to voice their opinion on the Wales that they want for the future. I look forward to meeting those who will represent their generation’s concerns.”