U.N. VISIT BY: PHOEBE
On September, 19th, 2014 a few students from P.S. 165 went to the United Nations. There, we held flags and we sang Imagine by John Lennon as a symbol of peace. Also, they released doves as a symbol of peace as well.
After the ceremony outside, we went inside to the United Nations Hall. There, many people gave speeches on speech and how they are handing down their jobs to the “young citizens”. The center of attention, Jane Goodall, who was famous for her study in chimpanzees, gave a speech on how it’s about three things. Peace is not only just one step, but many. We could first work on us humans on how we can make this world a better place. We also need to save the endangered animals just like Jane did to the chimps. And lastly, we need to change our environment. We are destroying this planet so we need to find a way to decrease these problems or else we one day will literally be living in our own waste. Also we had the privilege to see the famous Yo-Yo Ma perform as well as the famous Midori.
These speeches helped me realize United Nations is exactly what the name says it to be. It’s people all around the world getting together and trying to find a way to make this world truly a better place.
During the United Nations visit, I learned that no matter who we are we can make a difference. This brings me to what we are doing in class. We are working mainly on animals, but we are learning that we can make a difference to that one animal in the world that we would make the difference to that one animal we helped. This is why we look up to Jane Goodall. While studying chimps, she never gave up hope and did her best on something she set her mind to. And then, she didn’t limit herself to just animals, she created Roots & Shoots just for environmental purposes. She wanted to let young people be aware of the problems we have and try to solve them.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!