This blog was written by Lorrell Clarke, a 16 year old in Year 12 of Lambeth Academy in England.
Urban Environmental discussion with Majora Carter
Majora Carter’s visit to Lambeth Academy, London was very inspiring to me. I was able to consume a different outlook towards the environment, understanding the importance of it. During her PowerPoint, I was able to gain an insight into her journey in becoming an environmentalist. The obstacles that she came across during her journey had a great effect on me. It has made me see the goals and possibilities that can occur despite any of the barriers that may come your way. An example of this is the area in which Majora lived, Bronx (the projects). Living in the projects initially placed her at a disadvantage to other people who lived in much more advantaged areas. Despite the area in which she lived and the tragedy of the loss of her brother, she was still able to find the willpower and determination to make a change in her environment, helping other children who reflected her situation when she was younger.
The most interesting part of the discussion was to find out what inspired her to make such a change. Majora replied ‘’ The children’’. A huge passion for the health of children is apparent throughout the discussion. She yearns to continuously make changes in order to produce a healthier and presentable environment. Such a discussion in my eyes once again reflects her childhood because she notices the things that weren’t around when she was young and she is willing to help the upcoming generations. So overall her inspiration and determination in relation to her childhood story stood out to me the most.
A few of the sixth form students and I, have agreed that introducing a roof garden in our school would be a great programme to have. Majora’s discussion has encouraged us to take matters into our own actions in hopefully improving the environment of our school. Within the upcoming future, Majora’s journey could hopefully inspire the rest of the UK in becoming greener, reducing pollution etc. and creating a more contented environment.
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