Climate strike


On Friday 20th September I joined the climate protest in St Andrews. People gathered on the West Sands beach, made famous in the film 'Chariots of Fire', to draw a 'Line in the Sand'.
A group of protestors wound their way through the streets chanting the usual mantra - what do we want?..... when do we want it? .... For our usually quiet, calm town it was a most unusual sight and sound.
As the group gathered on the beach it was really difficult to work out how many people were there, but it was clear what a range of people this global issue resonated with. Nursery and primary children, pupils from the local high school and private school, university students and staff and lots of local adults all came along to make their presence felt. After short speeches from local MPs, activists and the University Deputy Principal, the group set off to spread out along the beach, behind the line.
A five minute silence was observed, save for the sound of the pipes and a drone capturing our presence.
Looking out to the calmest, bluest sea on the most beautiful of late summer days I could hope that we haven't ruined our beautiful planet and resolved to lessen my impact on the environment and also be vocal about the problem. The irony of jumping back into the car to drive home was not lost on me.

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