Climate for Action Strike
There was a small contingent of 20 students from KES who attended the Climate for Action Strike in Halifax on Friday, September 27th. We arrived early enough to see the crowd grow from a couple hundred to over a few thousand before some organizers spoke to the crowd to get everyone energized. The posters and signs we saw were so creative and thoughtful, and it was especially refreshing to see so many young people, including young children, ready to participate with their signs and voices. The pre-march gathering featured an indigenous drumbeat and song and really highlighted a particularly important aspect of this global issue: the importance of the right to sovereignty and the impact of environmental health for indigenous peoples. The march itself was a powerful demonstration of community action in motion. Here is what Mikaela and Luca have to say about their experience:
“The climate strike was not what I thought it would be. Back where I'm from, Barbados, people often spoke up about making a change but would never actually go out and strike for their beliefs. However, the climate strike in Halifax was life changing. It was nice to see all the supporters out with their creative signs on such a nice day. I would do it all over again if I get a chance to.” - Mikaela Hinds (Grade 11)
"I loved going to the climate strike and standing up for our earth. It showed me a sense of community and how much power you have when people organize and stand up for what really matters." - Luca Graham (Grade 10)
Marcel Rochon Junior School Teacher Sciences Humaines & French
This isn't the only example of King's-Edgehill School students contributing positively to our wider community. There are many opportunities to have an impact at KES. Read more about our Student Volunteers here.
KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.