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London Climate Action Week

Humanities students express their views

This week, Humanities students across Years 7 and 8 have been completing remote learning assignments related to London Climate Action Week. The aim of this event is to bring climate experts and communities together to educate people on the topic, and to discuss the steps that we can take both individually and collectively to try and cut our carbon emissions and manage this situation.

Climate change is a topic we know many of our students feel a strong connection to, with members of our community being involved in a number of youth climate activist groups both outside and in school, with the launch of the WSFG Green Group in September 2019. As such, we felt it particularly appropriate that this week’s work be centred on this important theme. Below is a selection of some of the best work our students have submitted so far:

Mr Sterlini
Head of Humanities
Specialist Leader of Education

Sana Year 8

Dear Donald Trump,

I am very stunned at your behaviour towards the serious issue regarding climate change. Do you realise what your selfish attitude could lead to?

This is an extremely serious matter and your actions are especially concerning. The whole of America is depending on you to change your ways and help save the world before it's too late. Most of the world has already accepted the dangerous problem and has started dealing with it.

Your stubborn manner is destroying the Earth even more than it ever was. We are simply asking for you to help in the struggle of attempting to protect the only home we know of. Everybody has made mistakes but you of all people have continuously made the same wrongs after wrongs. Little do you know what we call home will soon be ruined if we do not act right now.

You, as the president of the U.S.A, must be a leading example to all the citizens of America and direct them to the correct actions to take. If you decide to decline our offers to help you with getting America to fight the with rest of us and if you continue with your difficult ways then you will be one of the main causes of the world dying. Listen to us or face much worse consequences in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Renee, Year 7


Amna Year 8

Climate Change Poem

The land is in a constant state of birth,

Giving life to all who live on Earth.

Our carelessness and fears

Have taken a toll over the years.


Broken bottles and charred pieces of glass,

Wadded up newspapers tossed on the grass,

Pouring of concrete and tearing out trees.

This is the environment that surrounds me?

Can Earth be Earth when all its trees are gone,

And sudsy waters have become unfit,

And poisoned life no longer greets the dawn

With raucous sounds that death has caused to quit?


Mankind! Long before your birth,

alluring was the beauty of Mother Earth.

She bore living things of all kinds...plants and insects, animals and birds.

All, an exotic reflection of her biodiversity.

Aisha, Year 7

Lilly Year 8