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Gillespie Primary School | Climate Change Protest 24/05/19
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06 Jun Climate Change Protest 24/05/19

As part of our Big Wide World topic and, more specifically, our learning on climate change, Year 6 attended a climate change march on 24/05 from Islington Town Hall to Highbury and Islington Station and then a rally in Highbury Fields. This was arranged by ‘Clean Air…

As part of our Big Wide World topic and, more specifically, our learning on climate change, Year 6 attended a climate change march on 24/05 from Islington Town Hall to Highbury and Islington Station and then a rally in Highbury Fields. This was arranged by ‘Clean Air Parents’ and ‘Extinction Rebellion’ and there were several Islington primary schools participating. This was an opportunity for our children to learn about how people can express views and engage in a participatory democracy. We made banners and prepared chants/songs to sing as we marched. This was part of the ‘International School Strike for Climate’ movement started by Greta Thunberg. As I’m sure you are aware, the movement was started in order to encourage awareness and pressurise governments all over the world to take action to stop climate disaster. It has been organised because many children are concerned about the current climate and ecological emergency and it gives children an opportunity to feel like they can take action and be involved in a wider movement pushing climate and ecological emergency to the top of the agenda.