4th and 9th Graders Stand Up for Change at Global Climate Strike in Battery Park
October 01, 2019
On September 20th, the entire 4th grade and their teachers, in collaboration with Life Science and Environmental Science students from the 9th grade, participated in the Climate Strike in downtown Manhattan. As part of this experience, Léman students joined thousands of people to send a message to world leaders about climate change and its potential impact on the future of young people before they convened at the UN Climate Summit on September 23rd. At Léman, we believe these types of experiences provide students with opportunities to see themselves as agents of change and take an active role in advocating for their future. In preparation for the march, 4th graders used interactive maps to explore the impact of climate change and discussed how it will affect the future of our planet. They also created their own signs, many in their language of origin expressing their personal concerns about this issue.
9th grade Life Science students returned from their experience at the march invigorated and ready to do their part. Ninth Grader Lauren Corbie said, "I thought the march had an extremely positive and loving energy encompassing it and it gave me a slight bit of hope that there are a lot of good people who are genuinely passionate about what is unarguably the greatest threat to our possibly limited lifetime."