Grantham scholars join Sheffield children protest

Grantham Scholars join Sheffield children in environmental crisis protest

Grantham Scholars join hundreds of children at Sheffield Town Hall at a protest about the environmental crisis.

Grantham Scholars Rohit Chakraborty, Mira Lieberman,  Vibhuti Patel, Maria del Carmen Redondo Bermudez, Joanna Harley and Florentine Weber all took part in the protests. They were part of a nation-wide walk out to raise awareness and demand action against ecological crisis.

Rohit Chakraborty (second from left) whose work at the Grantham Centre focuses on air pollution said: “When I heard about the school climate strike on 15 February, I knew I must stand with the children because I share a common belief with them – we must make the policy changes needed for climate justice.” 

You can hear more from Rohit and his research in our interview with him. Read: Air pollution in Sheffield: interview with Rohit Chakraborty.

We encourage all the Grantham Scholars to be advocates for the environment. As such they receive training in communication and talking to the media. We’re very proud of them for joining in with these protests. If you want to stay up to date with everything the Grantham Scholars do then you can join our newsletter.