Since he was 10 years old, Finlay Pringle has been campaigning to protect the environment and to save sharks. This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.
The right to protest is an important part of living in a free society. Many would agree that the activities of youths like Finlay Pringle and Greta Thunberg are a wonderful example of how young people are taking a stand for future generations. But is it all a bit too self-obsessed? Besides, the whole point of school is to help children learn, so perhaps they should wait until they have a broader understanding of the issues before they open their mouths? What do you think?
Design a poster, protesting about an issue for which you have strong feelings.
Write a diary entry as if you are a shark who has heard that humans are dangerous yet discovers they are trying to look after you.
Research and write a biography of Greta Thunberg.
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
What is The Week Junior?
The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk