Friday, September 27th was observed as International Climate Strike Day around the world.
At the middle school, the student body, led by the Social Responsibility Action Corps, made the decision to march during the lunch period in the middle of the day. This required a sacrifice for those students who participated of giving up their cherished lunch recess, but it was an intentional decision made by SRAC to symbolize the sacrifices that may be required of all of us in order to reverse the damage that has been done to the environment.
In addition to the march, students had other opportunities to educate themselves this week about this important issue.
- Science teacher Mr. Speckman covered aspects of climate science this week
- The English and Hist-Geo teachers showed films during lunch related to climate change and did climate-themed activities in class
- All middle schoolers were asked to bring lunches on the 27th that contained only compostable waste.
- Students made signs to accompany the march during office hours on the week of the strike.
All in all, it was a wonderful opportunity for our middle school students to stand up for a cause they believe in, and one that impacts all of us.