“Even the smallest child can make a BIG difference!”
Nico (10 years-old)
Hello! and thank you for reading my blog.
If you are not familiar with the Youth Strike 4 Climate or my blog please read this and check my other posts.
I’m Nico Roman, but everybody calls me Nico. I’m in year 5 at King’s College School in Cambridge, UK. I’m Co-Chair of our Eco-Council (the first-ever Cambridge School Eco-Council in response to the threat of Climate Change on future generations) and a UNESCO Voices of Future Generations Child Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On March 15, 2019 (the day of the Global Climate Strike) we started gathering at Shire Hall. At 10am, there were speakers from lots of different schools. Any school that wanted to send a speaker up did it!
“It was amazing to see hundreds, even thousands of us there.”
Then, at 10:30 – we marched. It was a longer march than last time (Feb 15, 2019), all along King’s Parade and through the city centre, down to St. Andrews Street, and up to the Guildhall.
The smallest children – including me 🙂 – were in front with the banners, everyone was awear of this – to keep a slow and steady pace – we are great at planning and organising! 😉
At 11:00, we were joined by some supportive University Students, and met at the Guildhall for some more speeches til 11:30am
We had some more skpeakers, one of them was my older brother Jona David, UN Child Author of a brilliant book on climate change (The Cosmic Climate Invention), and some brave kids from different schools demanding the world’s decision makers to take responsibility and solve this climate crisis.
And I also had a message to share with everyone – here is part of it:
“Even the smallest child can make a BIG difference!
Our new eco-council brings together pupils from schools all across Cambridge, to share our concerns, to cooperate, and to speak out!
We are hosting these Youth Strikes for our Climate in Cambridge, because we are petrified. We care about all the kids here locally and worldwide who will be hurt, or even die in typhoons, floods and droughts.
In school, we learn to be kind, to care for others, and to be responsible.
Destroying our whole planet is totally NOT ON.
Maybe our decision-makers need to go BACK TO SCHOOL.”Nico (10), Co-Chair, Cambridge School Eco-Council and UN Child Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
I was also interviewed by ITV News – to see other media coverage click here
Join us for April’s Friday for Future in Cambridge (or anywhere!)
Next School Strike for Climate Justice will be on April 12, 2019.
11.00 am – Meet at Shire Hall
11.15 am – Walk to King’s Parade
11.30 am – Lie-down at King’s College
Please wear blue, so it looks like Cambridge is flooding!
The lie-down will be for 11-minutes in front of King’s College to send a message about the floods that could drown the iconic town and University of Cambridge if climate change continues.
We will continue to march UNITED! on April 12 and many times after until we see Climate Justice!
We are going to change the fate of humanity! Are you part of this movement yet?