STUDENTS from a top British school on the Costa Blanca have marched on their town hall to demand collaboration in tackling environmental issues.
Lady Elizabeth School (LES) pupils were invited to wear green in honour of Greenpeace’s Climate Strike Awareness Campaign, before walking to Benitachell Town Hall to deliver a letter of requests last Friday.
“At LES we have always celebrated the importance of the student voice and initiatives,” a spokesperson for LES said.
“This year, following on from the recent Climate Strike led by Greta Thunberg, many of our students were keen to mark this event in their own way.”
It comes as weekly climate protests are taking place in schools across the world, from Colombia to Cambodia and Norway to Namibia.
Similar strikes, inspired by Greta Thunsberg’s ‘Skolstrejk för klimatet‘ that began in August last year, have been taking place in Spain’s largest cities.
But now one of the Costa Blanca’s top British schools has joined the strikes in partnership with local manufacturer Rolser, who donated green trolleys for the students to gather rubbish and refuse on their 45-minute walk.
Everything from ‘bottles’, ‘plastic bags’, ‘old tyres’ and even a ‘fridge’ were discovered on the journey as students made every effort to remove what they could.
Students, teachers and parents also fundraised for Marina Alta charities.
“We are delighted to support this student-led initiative and are very proud of the strides made forward in our local community today,” the LES spokesperson said.