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PROTEST: School kids take on climate crisis with rally for change

 Published on: 25th November 2021   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Pupils at a Garston primary school have taken inspiration from the recent COP26 conference, staging a climate protest in the village.

Students at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School have all been doing a three-week project focusing on the current climate crisis and its impact on us and our world.

Inspired and moved by what they’ve learnt, the schoolkids have mobilised in remarkable ways. 

Taking their message to social media, writing to their MP and even speaking on local radio are just a number of ways they’ve been getting their voice across.

This all culminated in a peaceful protest in Garston, with the students designing posters, making placards and writing chants as part of their home learning. 

Aside from the protest itself, the pupils of St Catherine’s are doing their own part in reducing their carbon footprint. 

Over 200 trees are to be planted on the school site, a school swap-shop is opening where students can reuse old toys and books and the catering company will be introducing a ‘Meat-Free Mondays’.

In the future, the schoolkids are even hoping the meet the ambitious target of getting the school some solar panels, which they will be encouraging to the school’s governing body and other schools in their trust.

Headteacher Ms Nicola Kane had this to say about her pupils: “Greta Thunberg has shown that you are never too young to make a difference. I’m incredibly proud of our children and all they have achieved! 

“Although COP26 has finished, this is only the start of the work of the St Cath’s pupils.”

Picture credit St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School

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