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In December, right before the holidays, students in my grade 5 class followed their heart and inquired into plastic water bottle sales that were happening at school. The high school Business Studies class students were selling water bottles to make money. I think their goal was to create a business and make a profit.They stopped selling water bottles until,
The students in my class and I didn’t like it so we considered what to do about it. At that time, students decided to research plastic water bottles detrimental effects and create a presentation to show the Business Studies class. It went well.
This week, things changed. The Business Studies students came back with a table of water bottles–some large, some small and two different prices. It was the same water from before: Kirkland water from Costco. They had rows and rows of water for sale for 50 yen and 100 yen (pretty cheap).
Students were angry.
You can read all the details here. I wanted to share this story as I found it inspirational. What do you think? Any advice for these guys? Leave you thoughts in the comments. Show your support, if you agree with their tactics. It will be great for them to see that they are not alone and that other students are listening.
Feeling empowered enough to move yourself to action is a very important life skill; it is great to see these young learners pushing themselves and the students at their school to think and act.