Fourth-grade children wrote a press release about Climate Strike
Young People Strike for Climate – and share their reasons.
Students protested climate injustice in Philadelphia on Friday to coincide with the UN climate summit in Madrid, COP25. This time, the school district excusing absences from class (with parental permission), unlike the school’s stance during the Youth Climate Strike in September.
We received a special email late Thursday night in our inbox: Fourth and fifth-grade students from The Philadelphia School wrote a press release about why they were striking on Friday in the Youth Climate Strike.
We’re happy to share that 34 young students from the Philadelphia School participated in Friday’s strike for climate.
Below is the press release as sent.
Read the Press Release: Fourth Graders Shared Why they Striked for Climate
“This is your life we are fighting for. I want to live it being happy, not worrying.”Fourth Grader, The Philadelphia School
PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 5, 2019) – On December 6, the Youth Climate Strike will happen at 11 am at City Hall in Philadelphia. We need lots of people present to make a change.
“This is your life we are fighting for,” said a 4th grader at The Philadelphia School. “I want to live it being happy, not worrying.”
The Philadelphia School has been studying climate change, and wants to help stop it.
“It is time to rise up so we can have a better future,” said another TPS 4th grader. “If you love your earth, what are you waiting for?”
Come to the Climate Strike – save our earth before it is too late.
The Philadelphia School is a progressive private independent, interdisciplinary, nonsectarian Preschool – 8th grade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Photos courtesy of Reem Rosenhaj, The Philadelphia School