Students sing to save the planet
Is your child kept up at night worrying about climate change? Here's how girls from one Devon school have decided to get vocal.
Climate change has got the girls of Torquay Grammar School all fired up, and is it any wonder after a summer of fires in the Amazon, record temperatures and Greta Thunberg setting sail from Plymouth to boot.
But what do you do when you’re still too young to vote and mum won’t let you climate strike on #Fridaysforfuture? The girls of Torquay Grammar have started a Parliamentary Petition to try and get their voices heard, proposing MPs meet with eco-representatives from school to discuss local and national green issues.
They’re also hoping for the creation of a UK National Youth Climate Summit much like they are having at the UN.
To promote the petition, they’ve made a 2½ minute music video Earthsong 2019, a version of Billy Joel’s 1989 hit, We Didn’t Start the Fire, only with green lyrics.
You can support them by watching, sharing and signing their petition. They’re hoping it will go viral to gain the 100,000 signatures they need to require the UK Government to respond.
It’s actually really good – it certainly brought a tear to my eye. Check it out. You rock, girls!