Student wants an end to school strike and lock out

I want to see things get better, and I know with all of my heart that I am not the only one

Dear Sir:

School is the unrecognized building block towards every dream and goal in a child’s heart. School is so important for every child’s learning, social development and life.

Some of today’s youth may not see it that way, but I know there are others who do. There are students who care about their education, learning, and accomplishing their goals. I am 16 and am just one of many students who do care.

But this insane strike is preventing students everywhere from going to school and getting the education they deserve. This is especially not good for those who are graduating soon. The longer the strike continues the longer students will go without their education and classes.

This strike is worrying and stressing out parents, teachers, and especially students. The sad part is the strike itself. It is just a bunch of conflict between people but yet it holds so much power over everyone.

I really care about my education and my classes and I want to see things get better, and I know with all of my heart that I am not the only one. I am very anxious to get to back to school so I hope this gets resolved soon.

However, instead of sitting around and waiting for things to get better I am standing up for what I believe in. I believe in school, I believe in teachers, and I believe in the importance of education.

I have had amazing experiences with school and teachers almost all of my life. The memories, opportunities, and experiences mean everything to me.

I don’t know where I would be today without everything I have experienced through school, and because of the people I have met. I am sure if you really think about it there are others who feel the exact same way as me.

So hopefully an agreement will be reached soon, so students can get back to school and live out their full potential. It would benefit everyone if this conflict could end, and the sooner the better. I am just writing this to let people know that I do care, that I want to stand up for what I believe in, and I hope that some parents out there may read this letter to their children so that may rethink their thoughts on school and their experiences there.

Thanks for reading, and remember everyone never give up on your goals and dreams. Work toward them and believe that you will get there.

Kimberley Wilson, Terrace, B.C.


Terrace Standard