A message from Izzy Lewis and her friends

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If you click here, you will find the petition by 4 school students from Cheney School on change.org .  This is what they say:

We are four 15 year old school students who are deeply concerned about the damage we’re doing to our planet and how it will affect our futures. Climate change is the biggest issue of our time, and it must be a part of our education if our generation is to understand it and help us to combat its effects. That’s why we want climate change to made a core part of the national curriculum.

On Friday 15th February we walked out of school along with thousands of students throughout the UK to protest against the government's lack of action in tackling climate change. It showed society that we have a voice. We don’t want to be left with flooding, wars, famine and climate breakdown just because our governments value economic growth over the wellbeing of our planet.

We want change.

We’ve barely learned about the climate crisis at school, even though it’s supposed to be part of Geography and Science. If young people like us are going to have any kind of future, the climate emergency must be a central, core part of our compulsory curriculum. We strongly value our education, and that’s why we desperately need you to help us make a change in the way things are run.

We also want schools across the country to be run sustainably and for this to be a part of school inspections. That way, we will learn about the climate crisis and be part of an institution that is setting an example to us by being run in a sustainable way.

Please sign our petition to help give us the voice we need to ensure our education prepares us for the unstable future that we face as a result of climate change.

Yours sincerely,

Izzy Lewis (15), Kamila Chamcham (15), Rasha Alsouleman (15) and Lucy Gibbons (15) - Cheney School, Oxford


contact us if you can help our cause in any way: lewisi@cheney.oxon.sch.uk


I signed it just now.  So should you.

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