YOUNGSTERS at Perdiswell Primary School welcomed Worcester's MP, and quizzed him on protecting animals from the illegal ivory trade.

The year two children at the Bilford Road-based school have recently been learning about Africa, where part of their learning focused on poaching.

The MP dropped into the school on May 17 and the MP saw posters the children had created to highlight the issue of poaching.

The youngsters also composed a letter to Mr Walker to ask about what the government are doing to protect the animals.

Year two teacher Tom Bradley said: "Mr Walker came in to conduct a question and answer session all about what the government are doing and talk about legislation that has been introduced.

"The children have all been so passionate about raising awareness of this issue and we feel that it was an integral part of their learning.

"These animals may not be around for future generations unless action is taken to protect these animals from the threat of extinction."