Parkland Peace Vigil
The Thebarton Senior College Pride Club and members of the Pop Culture Studies class helped to organise a peace rally in support of the #enough gun-reform walkout by American students.
On March 14th at 10 am, thousands of American students staged a walkout to call for gun law reform in the United States. This was in response to the Parkland school shooting in February, with the students saying that enough was enough. As we are a United Nations Global Peace School, our students thought it was important for us to show our solidarity with them.
At recess time, a peace vigil was held in the library courtyard. A speech was read out explaining the reason for the day and calling on the American government to do something about gun violence. Seventeen candles were lit - each one representing a life lost in the Parkland school shooting - and students were encouraged to sign a petition asking Congress and the White House to listen to the youth of America.
It was a moving ceremony and it was encouraging to see so many Thebarton students keen to show their support for this cause.