Lack of respect given to young.

In response to Mrs Kreiselers letter, I would like to ask a question: are you opposed young people, or any members of the local community, playing sport on weekday evenings in the light? As a student of Colyton Grammar School, I'd like to point out that t

In response to Mrs Kreiselers letter, I would like to ask a question: are you opposed young people, or any members of the local community, playing sport on weekday evenings in the light?As a student of Colyton Grammar School, I'd like to point out that the school rarely uses the floodlights but the local sports clubs in the community could simply not have winter training sessions without the use of an Astroturf. Therefore, blaming this regrettable light pollution on students of the school is incorrect. It's symptomatic of the lack of respect young people are given in today's society. On reflection, I would suggest that a majority of students would recognise the overwhelming benefits the facility brings to local sport, compared with the confusion the light causes your daughter's horses: beautiful as they may be. Amusing as Mr Emmett's lengthy description of the Aurora Borealis was, I hope he would recognise the many benefits of the Astroturf, namely in tackling childhood obesity and encouraging sport in the community! Also, if the reflective shield you speak of has not been manufactured by the greater scientific community, then expecting students of the school to do so seems slightly unfair. Light pollution is a growing concern but the benefits outweigh he problems in my opinion. Contrary to Mr Emmett's claims, in school hours a wide number of eco-friendly initiatives are in place.Finally, Mrs Kreiseler, as I have already suggested, it's unreasonable to accuse students of the world's pollution. Former generations are to blame for the current climate change catastrophe and young people are now faced with dealing with the burden!Daniel JohnsonStudent


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