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Young Orator’s Moving Speech

Young Orator’s Moving Speech
September 24
11:00 2017

Please let us all stand up and fight the impact of climate change together as a nation for the sake of our future generation.

St Joan of Arc Primary School Year Four student, Divine Smith made her plea while delivering her speech at the COP23 Divisional School Competition at Natabua High School in Lautoka yesterday.

The 10-year-old said: “The fight against climate change starts now As young people we should help in the fight against this challenge and it all starts from home by doing all the basic things like switching electricity appliances and lights off when they are not in use.”

On stage, she thanked her mother for teaching her the importance of putting into place measures that would help in the fight against climate change.

The former Hibiscus princess wore a costume which depicted the theme on climate change. The tree was a symbol of life; her black dress depicted the impacts of climate change while the head piece on her hair made out red roses was a sign of life at the end.

Her class teacher, Kimberly Rounds, said that the fight against climate change should be a priority in all schools around the country.

“I am very proud of Divine; she is a very intelligent girl. Our school is always involved in a lot of activities such as this with the aim to raise awareness on climate change. We even took time out to plant trees,” Ms Rounds said.

Divine’s mother, Frances Smith said it was the role of every parent to tell their children the importance of combating this issue.

“We should teach them the basic things because our children are the future generation. I also want to advise parents to help their children explore their talents and as a mother I am really proud of my daughter,” Ms Smith said.

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