Today I went into Manchester to be part of the Youth Strike for Climate.
I was interviewed by BBC Newsround and other TV channels and newspapers..It was a little bit scary at first but I really enjoyed it.
I made a speech about Climate change. It sums up what I’ve learnt about the subject and how I feel about it. It felt very weird being in front of so many people. I had butterfly’s in my tummy.
So like in yoga and took a deep breath through my nose and breathed out through my mouth to feel calm.
The atmosphere of the strike was really good. We sang protest songs and listened to others speak about their concerns about the planet. I didn’t want to sing the songs at first but with all the other people it felt good to join in.
And I’ll be back next Friday with Fridays for Future.
I have been very interested in the environment and love being in nature. But i have only just learnt about Fridays for Future and Greta Thunberg from Sweden who in August 2018 started to strike outside the Swedish parliament to raise awareness about Climate change and how we are destroying the planet.
My Mum found about Fridays for Future and last week I went along to say hi and find out a little more. Afterwards I decided I am going to join them on Fridays, but this upcoming friday 15th February is a Youth School Strike which is happening in different cities across the UK.
I will be there and making a speech. I’ve spent the past week researching about making speeches as well as making banners/posters for the strike.
I ‘m nervous as I will also be interviewed by BBC Newsround before it starts. But I am going to do it as I feel that children’s voices need to be heard. I hope others who feel strongly about the environment will join a Strike in a city near you, and parents if you have a child who wants to strike and be out of school I beg you to support them because they cannot do this without you.