Year 10 students created a visually impactful demonstration in their school grounds spending two hours painting a world map on the playground – ready to greet the rest of the school at break time.
Written in each land mass on the map were stark facts and figures and harsh realities of the causes of climate change pertaining to the relevant continent.
The art was the brainchild of Year 10 student, Jo Orrell after she read about Greta Thunberg in the Guardian. Jo said she immediately felt it was something the students should take part in and set up a meeting with Mr Boyes and rallied her fellow classmates. Jo said, “We are too young to vote so this is our way of making our voices heard.”
The group also created protest placards and each wrote a letter to South Dorset MP Richard Drax appealing him to take action.
Year 10 student Aimee Hope said: “Our planet is slowly dying. If we don’t take a stand who else will?
Mr Boyes had this to say, “They’ve got behind it and made their voices heard. I think they have done it in a really mature way and communicated their ideas brilliantly. The message they are getting across is really important. How could I say no?”