A warm welcome to our Year 5 Thunberg Class page. We are very pleased to be named after Greta Thunberg, the young climate change activist who has done so much to bring climate issues to the forefront of the leaders of many different countries throughout the world.
Greta was born on 3rd January 2003, in Sweden. Her family used to travel the world a lot with their jobs as her mother is an opera singer and her father is an actor. Greta was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, which is a kind of autism spectrum disorder. People with Asperger syndrome often focus very closely on one idea or interest and Greta's focus became one about climate change. She first learned about climate change when she was about 8 years old and when she was 12 or 13, became a climate activist. She got more involved in the climate movement and did what she could to make people aware of the problem of climate change as she could not believe that people were not interested in climate change. She stopped flying on aeroplanes and also got her parents to agree to stop flying too.
Amongst her many achievements, she created a movement known as Fridays for Future in which she got millions of children, from many countries, to strike on Fridays in protest at climate change. She has also spoken at many important conferences, including United Nations climate events.
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