#FridaysForFuture Peaceful Protest by Grade 6

Grade 6 students led a #FridaysForFuture peaceful protest in an effort to raise awareness about climate change and encourage climate action. Students created peaceful protest signs with messages and hashtags that are connected to the United Nations Act Now campaign. They marched within and outside the school and soon found students from other Grade levels joining them. This week students from other classes have visited our class as they are curious to learn more about actions that they can take to reduce their ecological footprint.

What an incredible way to end our unit on interactive communication and social change! Our new unit on international cooperation will give students the opportunity to continue to take action and voice their thoughts and concerns regarding climate change and other global issues.

Letter to Mr. Justin Trudeau by Grade 3

At Richland Academy, we are learning about Natural and Man-Made disasters. The world has a problem about climate change. The problem is that people are burning fossil fuels that is causing air pollution. The effect is people suffering from air pollution and natural disasters which is causing people to die. This is causing natural disasters like tornadoes, cyclones or hurricanes, wildfires, sandstorms and tsunamis. This is the Grade 3 action plan for stopping climate change. Each of the Grade 3 students promise to use the 3 r’s, turn off the lights when we leave the classroom, walk instead of drive our vehicles if possible and talk about climate change with our friends and family. “According to the David Suzuki foundation as the world warms extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense sea levels are rising, prolonged droughts are putting pressure on food crops, and animals and plants are being driven to extinction.”

What is the Canadian government’s action plan to stop climate change? We hope to hear from you soon.

Grade 2

Students were announcing to the whole school which survival gift will be donated to countries suffering from water shortage and pollution.