Youth Strike 4 Climate.
Gray(16) from Abthorpe set off for London last Friday to take part
in the Youth Strike 4 Climate march in Central London. She
feels passionately that young people should be deeply involved in
the campaign inspired by the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, that
aims to get governments throughout our planet to take action to
reverse global warming.
She and a number of local
friends had heard about the march on social media and travelled
down to London by train and headed for Parliament Square close to
both 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament. Martha was
most impressed with the turn-out and reported that there were
thousands of young people gathered in the square plus lots of
parents with younger children. Many of the protesters carried
home-made banners and Martha’s was soon destroyed by the
torrential rain. She was soaked, but this certainly didn’t
dampen her spirit.
She explained that we (the
Youth) believe that governments are not taking enough action to
combat climate change. They have to recognise that we have a
serious problem and need to make new laws and that sort of stuff.
She was pleased that since these marches have begun our government
has declared a climate emergency.
After safely arriving back in
Abthorpe Martha commented that she really enjoyed the protest
strike. It was really good fun. Her message to other young people
is simple. If you believe in what we’re standing for I would say
definitely go on a march. They are happening all over the country
including Milton Keynes.