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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!



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5 comments on “Students sing to save the planet”

  • Candido Bretto April 9, 2020

    Nice work pupils and everyone involved! Great lyrics! I posted your video on my page . I hope more people hear the song and “truly get” the message.

  • Barbara September 20, 2019

    This song is amazing. These young people need to be applauded. Well done I salute you 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🌈🌈🌈🌞🌞🌞

  • Hayley worth September 19, 2019

    Very powerful.. love it think it will be a big hit .. well done girls

  • Victoria G September 19, 2019

    This is roaring up the government petitions chart and is now well in to the top 150 — A staggering result, considering there are 2,203 live petitions in total. Signatures have just broken the 5555 barrier.
    We really must keep up the momentum. Please You-Tune in, listen, sign and share.

  • Mrs Sarah Moore September 16, 2019

    Very Impressed ! Very well done to everyone involved, please continue with your good work,
    The House of parliament needs to listen to your powerful message.


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