Not only have the kids at St Paul’s Greenpower team take action, we also heard Year 6 at St Martin’s have taken action and called on the council to be more proactive at facing climate breakdown.
Their press release is below – we’ll let their own words speak for them. You can contact them on SurreyKidsAgainstClimateChange@gmail.com.
Big respect from all of us here at Dorking Climate Emergency.
Surrey Kids Against Climate Change
Bank Holiday Monday saw the first Surrey Kids Against Climate Change march in Dorking. Organised by a group of Year 6 children from St Martin’s school, the march was aimed at raising awareness about the effects of climate change and to call on the council to be more proactive in tackling the issue.
The group of 18 children aged between 7 and 12 met outside Dorking library before walking along the High Street chanting “Fight for the future!’ and “Kids against climate change!”. They were met with encouraging comments and waves of support from passers by. The group ended their march at the Mole Valley District Council offices at Pippbrook where they posted a letter signed by them all and stuck notices to the doors.
Eden Rhodes (10), one of the organisers, says that kids are fed up with the lack of activity from the people in charge. “We’re doing this now because we’ve still got a planet and a future but unless we see action soon we’ll be facing uncertainty about everything! We want our council to stop investing money in fossil fuels and start looking at cleaner ways of powering Surrey.”
The children delivered a letter, penned by Eliza Howarth (10), which called on the council to take into account the environmental strain placed on the area by decisions like the one to close the children’s centre in Leatherhead, highlighting the increase in the number of car journeys this would result in.
The children plan to keep marching to encourage the council and businesses to make positive changes in the county and invite all kids in the area to join them.
For more information you can email them at SurreyKidsAgainstClimateChange@gmail.com