A Peaceful Walkout for Climate Change

In honor of the Global Climate Strike led by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, students at Friends Community School led a peaceful walkout today.
Students in grades 1 through 8, along with many faculty members, walked out the doors of FCS’s LEED-certified Silver building and quietly gathered around the Peace Circle. Many held signs they had made in their classrooms and advisories expressing their feelings about climate change. Together, the community observed a moment of silence to reflect on the issue.

“Our time together gave me hope,” says FCS Head of School Angela Garcia. “I can see that in their own ways and each with a unique voice, FCS’s courageous risk-takers will speak out against wrongs and work for the good of others.”

Throughout the school year, FCS students study the science behind climate change and how humans can both negatively and positively impact the planet. Middle-school students form committees, including the Green and Social Justice committees, to work on these issues throughout the year—both at school and in the broader community.
Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740