Sue McLeod, Myocum
Last week we attended one of the student rallies to urge action on global warming. As a retired teacher we were there to show our support but remained in the background as it was a day for students to make themselves heard.
The atmosphere was inspiring and very positive as our youth led a colourful march up the side of the main street in Byron from one park to another.
Adolescent speakers then addressed their peers and a junior school band performed with original material to great applause.
It was wonderful to see our youth exercising their democratic rights and airing their concerns positively and peacefully, realising how small actions, when combined, can lead to global solidarity among their peers.
Their involvement will stay with them far longer than any civic studies lessons in the classroom.