As many of you are aware, a number of our students took part in the student strikes earlier in March and February. The Oxford event was a success, a further strike will now take place on Friday 24 May 2019. The strike focuses on climate change and this is inspired by international student protests that have taken place across Europe and the world.
I understand that this is an important issue for our young people. We have dedicated students who are passionate about our environment and who want to make a difference.
I also need to find a balance in regards to the potential impact on their education and learning. I would ask for your guidance for our students who are currently studying and sitting their final exams to prioritise their time wisely, during this busy and pressured time.
We required students to complete an application for the last strike. The quality of the responses received from our students were exceptional. Students who wish to attend the strike on Friday, will need to complete the following task. This must be submitted to me no later than 9.00am on Thursday 23rd May. Late applications will not be considered. Students must email their application to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is essential that we all take responsibility to ensure that we minimise our impact on the environment. I would like you to take some time and consider the small things that we can all do, what is it that you will pledge on behalf of you and your family to reduce your carbon footprint and what we can do in school. Please answer the following questions:
- What are the small changes that we can all make that could make a big difference when added together?
- What do you pledge on behalf of you and your family to reduce your own carbon footprint?
- What are the things that you believe we could do in school to reduce the impact that we make as an establishment?
In addition to the written application, I will also require permission from their parent/carer, again I ask that permission to be emailed to me on email@example.com I am sorry but we cannot accept written notes as these are difficult to verify. This must be received by 9.00am on Thursday, I am afraid that late permission will be refused as we need to safeguard our students and have time to produce an accurate student registration list.
All other arrangements will be the same as last time, students will attend lesson 1 & 2 and they will be able to leave from 10.45am. The academy cannot take responsibility for your child after this point and you will have parental responsibility for your child on this day. We would strongly recommend that parent’s accompany/ “be available” for their children especially those who are in the younger age groups. Thank you in advance for your support.
Marianne Blake – Principal