Thought For The Day – Wednesday 19th July 2023
This time last year, owing to a “red weather warning”, students at TBSHS were in P.E. kit each day, including for final assembly, lessons were re-routed and there was a “hot lunch” plan where all stayed inside over lunch.
July 2023 has already seen the hottest day on earth and the second hottest day on earth since records began.
At the moment, parts of Europe, including Bosnia, Croatia, Greece, Herzegovina, Italy and Sardinia Montenegro, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey, are seeing record temperatures.
In parts of America, and China also, temperature records are being broken.
These temperatures threaten everyone, particularly the most vulnerable, and the environment itself, including animals, plants and the very nature that sustains and gives the very oxygen for human life.
A heat emergency becomes a health emergency.
The picture above, of a police officer rescuing a child in Greece, features in the news this morning.
On the 1st May 2019, the U.K. Parliament declared a climate emergency, with appropriate measures needed locally, nationally and internationally to look after the environment and promote sustainability and look after future generations, our children and our children’s children.
There are many challenges in our world.
But there are things we appropriately do to make a difference. We think global and act local. We play our part, we do our bit.
Next term, as we build up and reflect on the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference, or COP (Conference of the Parties) 28, in Dubai, Mr. Harvey, Ms. Winterburn, all staff, student leaders and students will further encourage us all to be “Black, Gold and Green”, playing our appropriate positive and respectful part to promote and show climate care, responsibility and justice.