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13/06/24

This is a fantastic opportunity to grab some great quality second-hand uniforms at amazing prices. Not only will you save money, but you'll also be contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly community. 🌍💚See you there! 🏫✨ https://t.co/GM656OAGs7— Waldegrave School () June 13, 2024

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22/05/24

🌟🤝 Our Student Parliament members spent the day at becoming trained Anti Bullying Ambassadors through the . Proud of our students for their insightful contributions! pic.twitter.com/E0BZyYJiXP— Waldegrave School () May 22, 2024

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22/05/24

🇫🇷 Our Year 10 French students have returned from an incredible 4-day weekend in Paris! From iconic landmarks to delicious crepes, it was an unforgettable trip! pic.twitter.com/FaPFDL0EgI— Waldegrave School () May 22, 2024

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22/05/24

More people than ever will vote this year! 🌍🗳️ Professor from captivated our students with insights on the upcoming elections, emphasising the importance of political engagement, even if you can't vote. You're never too young to shape your future! pic.twitter.com/Tb2AQLCIl0— Waldegrave School () May 22, 2024

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14/05/24

Our music students have returned from an amazing trip to Lodi, Italy with the European Youth Orchestra! 🎶🇮🇹 They enjoyed rehearsals, met the mayor, performed in a concert, and explored Milan. A huge thank you to everyone involved for making this experience unforgettable! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/wWfgKw7Orw— Waldegrave School () May 14, 2024

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14/05/24

Our Year 9 students are doing an amazing job sharing their Theatre in Education skills!📚🎭 Yesterday, they performed at Archdeacon, , and . Tomorrow, they'll visit . Best of luck to them! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/AztLghnykR— Waldegrave School () May 14, 2024

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10/05/24

After a journey by plane, coach, and train, our talented musicians have safely arrived in Lodi, Italy!🇮🇹 We're proud to be representing Richmond Borough at the European Youth Orchestra in Lodi, Italy, alongside students from France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Portugal🎶 pic.twitter.com/IxKwYslFHs— Waldegrave School () May 10, 2024

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10/05/24

After a journey by plane, coach, and train, our talented musicians have safely arrived in Lodi, Italy!🇮🇹 We're proud to be representing Richmond Borough at the European Youth Orchestra in Lodi, Italy, alongside students from France, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Portugal🎶 pic.twitter.com/Nrd2gmxHmZ— Waldegrave School () May 10, 2024

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03/05/24

Enjoy the long weekend, Waldegrave! 🌟 Just a reminder that Monday is a bank holiday, so there's no school. Relax, recharge, and we'll see you bright and early on Tuesday! ☀️ pic.twitter.com/ie0an6yFld— Waldegrave School () May 3, 2024

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02/05/24

Our Eco committee, with Sarah & Gaby from , began phase 1 of our replanting project in Digby Court this week to celebrate Earth Day! Huge thanks to Let’s Go Outside and Learn and our supportive for making this possible!🌍 pic.twitter.com/LbjCfJUmll— Waldegrave School () May 2, 2024

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02/05/24

🌟 Our Year 8 students had an enlightening visit to the Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon! 🙏 They explored the serene gardens, learned about Buddhist worship, and even experienced meditation firsthand.🌿 🏛️ pic.twitter.com/r7IBVZpV07— Waldegrave School () May 2, 2024

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26/04/24

🧠✨ Our Year 7 and Year 8 students took on the UKMT Junior Mathematical Challenge yesterday! 📊💡 Encouraging problem-solving and mathematical reasoning, they embraced the challenge with enthusiasm. pic.twitter.com/qTo2KwfCNg— Waldegrave School () April 26, 2024

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25/04/24

🌟Our Year 10 students had an inspiring trip to in central London for a World of Work event! They learned about interview skills, post-GCSE options, and networked with young professionals from the Worshipful Company of . pic.twitter.com/Kese2G5z11— Waldegrave School () April 25, 2024

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24/04/24

Friendly reminder to all parents who signed up for our exam stress workshop: It is taking place today at 6:30 PM! 📚 We look forward to seeing you there! pic.twitter.com/wfvCeHEtxy— Waldegrave School () April 24, 2024

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28/03/24

📢 Exciting news! Our Spring Term Magazine is out now! 🌸 Dive into the latest school updates, student achievements, and more. Read it here: https://t.co/82TkPoEdzE#SpringMagazine pic.twitter.com/DWH7St75aM— Waldegrave School () March 28, 2024

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27/03/24

Thrilled to welcome Dr. Olga Luzon from to Waldegrave! 🌟 Her talk on clinical psychology and career paths for psychology graduates left our sixth formers feeling inspired and ready to take on the world! 🎓✨ pic.twitter.com/iFoNX6Y8yP— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

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27/03/24

Thrilled to welcome Dr. Olga Luson from to Waldegrave! 🌟 Her talk on clinical psychology and career paths for psychology graduates left our sixth formers feeling inspired and ready to take on the world! 🎓✨ pic.twitter.com/EuAEx0IRGb— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

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27/03/24

Thrilled to host Stuart Hume from , shedding light on the organisation's mission to foster sustainable investment globally. Stuart's insights ignited our students' passion for positive change and empowered them to transform ambitions into action! 💼🌱 pic.twitter.com/lElcNMtrC6— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

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27/03/24

👩‍💼Our Year 12 students gained invaluable insights from representative Sarah Mason on crafting impressive CVs. A big thank you for sharing your expertise and empowering our students to showcase their skills effectively! 📄💼 pic.twitter.com/fSY8Dhsj2d— Waldegrave School () March 27, 2024

26/03/24

🌍 Our Year 13 Geography students had an enlightening day at the Tutor2U ALevel Geography workshop in Westfield. From interactive sessions in a luxe cinema setting to insightful essay writing activities, our students embraced the learning experience with enthusiasm!📚 https://t.co/M2tGbLyYxv— Waldegrave School () March 26, 2024

Are Young People Facing an Eco-Anxiety Epidemic?

Are Young People Facing an Eco-Anxiety Epidemic?

 

Climate Activism and How Eco-Anxiety is Linked to it? By Dila K

 

   A climate activist is a person who actively campaigns to have issues of climate change recognized and addressed. Climate activists are involved with climate change and they have to deal with lots of bad news so it is hard for them not to develop eco-anxiety.

 

Eco anxiety refers to a fear of ecological disaster and people aged 15-25 are increasingly suffering from this mental health related problem. Especially climate activists and young scientists who follow the news and focus on statistics that show negative trends, they then develop anxiety over ecological disasters and their future.

 

Statistics

A new survey of eco-anxiety, published in September 2021 questioned young people from 10 countries, and 10.000 young people opened up about their concerns. The countries were the U.K., the United States, Australia, Brazil, Finland, France, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Portugal. The survey shows that 75% of teenagers and young people stress over the climate crisis. Even though not all of these people are scientists or activists, they come across lots of news that makes them worry. More than 50% of survey respondents said they felt “Sad, anxious, angry, powerless, helpless, and guilty.” about climate change. About half of these people said that their worries about climate change affected their daily lives.Overall, 75% of young respondents said, “The future is frightening.”In more affected countries, the percentage was even higher. For example, in the Philippines, 92%,and in Portugal, it was 81%.


Scientists and climate activists have been warning world leaders about climate change for so long,but unfortunately they can never get anything done because the leaders took so long to respond and they still refuse to take action. This is the main reason why young people develop eco-anxiety, of course with other factors too. 


 

What's the impact?

Half of the people who joined the survey also said that eco-anxiety affected their daily lives. These effects can be sleep problems, headaches, concentration loss, and even physical health problems if you’re worrying too much. If eco-anxiety concerns you so much that you can’t stop thinking about it, you should take a break from checking the news, and try to take a break from reading about environmental issues.

 

We also interviewed two students in Waldegrave School for Girls, Year 9. They have said that they feel “anxious and scared of their future.” and that they were aware that the climate crisis is already affecting people's lives.

 

In conclusion, we can say that young people aged about 15-25 develop eco-anxiety and their worries affect their daily lives. They have a feeling of betrayal from their governments who refuse to take action. They want scientist’s and youth voices to be heard, that way they can hope that something will change. The Impact of eco-anxiety is all around them and they are trying to cope with it while the climate crisis is on the rise.