We asked the students from Griffith Middle School in East LA what they would like to see changed about the world, and which celebrities they think would best be able to lead the way. Over the last seven days the kids have written about Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. The stories have all been written with careful consideration and hope, and we were impressed with the scope of answers.
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Global Warming: Anyone Can Help
By Sheila, Age 13
The world can be a better place. We can change some things to make it a better place to live. Everyone can be helpful. It’s all up to us to put in a little effort. I think that by reducing global warming, we can help our world become better.
Global warming is a very bad issue. It’s making every single day hotter and hotter. Every time we pollute our air, the ozone layer opens up little by little. This is serious because we need the ozone layer to close and shut out the sun’s harmful rays. So polluting the air isn’t really helping us survive. I truly don’t want to be burnt alive.
Honestly, I believe that it doesn’t matter if you are famous or just a regular person, if you want to make a difference, you will simply make one. A person could always make a chance. Celebrities are just people that have either money or talent.
We can all make a change. Instead of driving to school, you can walk or carpool with a neighbor or friend. Instead of taking a bus, why not ride a bike, or just walk? Many of us see paper or trash on the ground and we leave it, don’t!! Pick it up and throw it away! It’s the little things like this that make a big difference to stop global warming.