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Pupils join national protest against climate changeFebruary 15th, 2019
Students at Monmouth School for Girls have joined a global protest against climate change.
Inspired by the young climate activist, Greta Thunberg’s speeches, around 70 Monmouth pupils called on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem.
The Eco Committee, actively supported by the school, co-ordinated the rally during the lunch break today (Friday 15th February) and some pupils used home-made signs to get their message across.
“We feel strongly that our voice is not being heard by business leaders and politicians,” said Sixth Form student, Alex, who took part in the protest.
Thousands of young people from across the country took part in the Youth Strike 4 Climate protest to highlight how much they care about the world and their future.
Hundreds of children and staff at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are working together to cut the amount of plastic they use.
The introduction of refillable water bottles and new packed lunches for sporting fixtures have, together with eco assemblies and competitions, increased awareness among the schools’ community.
Monmouth School for Girls and Monmouth School Girls’ Prep have supported the town of Monmouth in achieving Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Town status.
Mr Nick Meek, Head of Geography and Eco Committee Co-ordinator at Monmouth School for Girls, is to receive a certificate at a plastic-free celebration, organised by the Plastic Free Monmouth Steering Group, next Friday (22nd February).