Student Encourages Community to Combat Pollution
Last spring, Mrs. Amy Shuman, fourth-grade teacher at Schuylkill Valley Elementary School, asked her class to write a persuasive article for a community newspaper. According to an article in the Berks-Mont News, the goal was to teach students that activists who want to see a change or make a difference in the world often write persuasive articles to convince the community to join their cause.
Student Avery Kubacki, a current fifth-grader at Schuylkill Valley, tackled the complex issue of pollution. In her article, she makes several suggestions for reducing pollution including this one: “First off, we can start by littering less. This is one of the most effective yet easiest things we can do to help stop pollution. Did you know that 9 billion tons of trash is dumped into the ocean per year? Our sea life now has to pay for our mistakes. If that is not wrong, I don’t know what is. If you want to help Earth easily, not littering is definitely the way for you!”