On Friday 20th September, there will be a Climate Strike in many towns and cities across the world.
The aim of the strike is to show solidarity in a plea for governments to take action. Children and students have been striking on Fridays for over a year and this strike aims to involve all generations. It has been over 5 months since a climate emergency was declared in UK and also in Cheltenham and yet we have seen little change. As stewards of God’s creation, we are supportive of this action at St Gregory’s and welcome you and your children to take part if you wish to do so.
The Strike falls across lunchtime on Friday 20th Sept (this Friday) and attendance will not be affected as long as your child is signed out around midday and then signed back into school by 1.15pm (this extends afternoon registration by 15mins after the Strike finishes to give children chance to get back to school).
Details of the Cheltenham Strike can be found here: https://ukscn.org/events/?postcode=GL20%207PU
If you wish to know more about the climate emergency we are facing, please talk to Mrs Oliver or Mrs McKenzie-Ford.
“Like Saint Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples.” Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis
“This is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job…Let’s all join together; neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make our voices heard and make this a turning point in our history.” Greta Thunberg