Global Climate Strike

Last week, fourth graders decided that they wanted to join fifth and sixth graders who planned to join the Global Climate Strike initiated by climate activist Greta Thunberg. We discussed the causes and meaning of climate change, and students were offered the chance to join older students at LES if they were interested in doing so. After a lot of discussion and questioning–including parsing out the fact that activism can’t be required–everyone decided to participate. We made posters, many of them out of repurposed cardboard, and marched out of the cafeteria after lunch on Friday. Our march was across the field to the library, where several fifth and sixth graders spoke. Afterwards many of us planted our signs there for the community to read. State Representative Natalie Blais attended, as well as many LES families and community members.

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