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  • Northside East

Students praised for initiative 

Saturday, 19th October, 2019 9:00am
Students praised for initiative 

Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien (FF) pictured with some of the students involved in the initiative. 

Students praised for initiative 

Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien (FF) pictured with some of the students involved in the initiative. 

STUDENTS at a Northside school have been commended for taking a stand to support recent climate change protests.

Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien (FF) praised the students at Loreto Secondary School in Balbriggan after they presented him with ‘Stop Climate Chaos’ letters during his 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 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, who is Fianna Fail’s spokesperson on housing, visited the school after receiving the postcards. 

“A huge effort was put into this project from both the students and teaching staff,” he said.  

“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.”

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