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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 10:37 GMT
Pupils back airport noise limits
Greenpeace protest at Heathrow
On Monday protesters climbed on top of a plane at Heathrow
A new campaign has begun demanding that children affected by plans to expand Heathrow Airport are taught in a noise free environment.

The Plane campaign (Pupils Learning in Aviation Noise Environments) wants more insulation and ventilation in schools under the Heathrow flight path.

A consultation into expansion plans at the airport ends on Wednesday.

A cross-section of MPs will table an Early Day Motion in the Houses of Parliament in support of the campaign.

On Wednesday morning anti-Heathrow expansion protesters climbed on to the roof of the Houses of Parliament.

'Suffered enough'

As part of the campaign Kathryn Harper-Quinn, head teacher of Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery school, will take a delegation of 30 schoolchildren to deliver a letter to 10 Downing Street.

She said: "Our children's education is already being compromised by aircraft noise. Expansion can only make matters worse.

"We have already suffered enough disruption to our communities and our children's education. It's time to draw a line in the sand and say 'no'."

Justine Greening, Conservative MP for Putney, Susan Kramer, Lib Dem MP for Richmond, and John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, are to table the Early Day Motion.

Protesters scale Parliament roof
27 Feb 08 |  Politics

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