Balbriggan student’s climate change initiative is commendable - O’Brien

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing and local TD, Darragh O’Brien has commended students in Loreto Secondary School in Balbriggan, Co Dublin for taking a stand to support recent climate change protests.

Students at the school presented Deputy O’Brien with their ‘Stop Climate Chaos’ letters during a recent visit to the secondary school.

The school decided to remain in classes during the recent march to Dáil Éireann to highlight climate change. Instead, students and staff devised their own initiative by placing their thumbprint on cards which they sent to Deputy O’Brien to show their support and concern for the climate.

Deputy O’Brien said: ‘I would like to commend the students and staff in the Loreto Secondary School for taking their own stand to show their support for the recent climate marches by students across the world.

“I was blown away by the enthusiasm of students at the school on my recent visit to the school and this is exactly what we need to see, young minds engaging in a pro-active way with their local representatives to voice their concerns about the climate.’

Deputy O’Brien visited the school this week after receiving the postcards from the school.

“A huge effort was put into this project from both the students and teaching staff in the Loreto Secondary School. Their decision to remain in school on the day of the worldwide protests is also highly commendable. They marked the day in their own special and highly productive way, which is extremely pro-active,” concluded Deputy O’Brien.

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