Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie has visited Ysgol Llanfawr in Holyhead after year six pupils got in touch about a project to improve their town.
Initially, the pupils wanted Virginia to reply to their questions and letters but instead she turned up personally on Friday to meet and discuss their ideas with them.
The pupils would like a splash park on Newry Beach and Virginia called up a company that supplies kit for them to discuss how much it would cost.
Other ideas the children came up with were a wall dedicated to graffiti so young people would not put it on other places.
The catalyst for contacting Virginia was that she had sent out surveys to their homes but there was nowhere for children to give their views.
“I had a brilliant time talking to these great pupils full of ideas for what should happen to make Holyhead more interesting for them,” said Virginia.
“And they were right too. I hadn’t put anything in my surveys that asked young people and children what they wanted, so I was happy to go along to the school and put that right.
“I will not promise anything I cannot deliver but I will look to see what can be done about a splash park, although land to put it on might be the big stumbling block. A graffiti wall is perhaps more achievable and I will see what I can do.”
The MP added: “I would like to thank the school and the pupils for inviting me and for taking part in a great session. It was one of the highlights of my week meeting them.”
Deputy head of the school Ceri Wyn Jones said: “Thank you to Virginia for visiting Ysgol Llanfawr to listen to the views of our pupils with regards to improving Holyhead. She responded quickly to the pupils’ invitation, and now they feel that their voices are heard.
As a result, the pupils are fully engaged in the topic that they are studying. Also, thank you Virginia for supporting our coffee morning that took place on the same day and for meeting our parents. We look forward to working with you again in the future.”