1 Oct, 2019 @ 15:52
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Lady Elizabeth School on the Costa Blanca joins global Greenpeace climate strike campaign

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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.

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CLIMATE STRIKE: Lady Elizabeth School pupils join Greenpeace’s global Climate Strike Awareness Campaign

“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.

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PARTNERSHIP: Rolser donated green shopping trolleys for students to collect refuse

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.

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GLOBAL: Lady Elizabeth School pupils joined students striking across the globe for climate awareness

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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