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Year 3 British Museum trip cut short by protesters

Year 3 British Museum trip cut short by protesters

On Thursday this week, Year 3 excitedly set off on their trip to see the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum, London. Unfortunately for us, Greenpeace had chosen this day to stage a demonstration, mounting the large columns at the front of the museum to unveil huge banners protesting against BP's sponsorship of a new exhibition, Sunken Cities, due to open that day.

On their return to school, the children took the opportunity to learn more about the situation and discuss and debate the actions of Greenpeace. They formed their opinions and put them forward in letters to Greenpeace.

Dear Greenpeace,

I am writing to express my opinion about the actions of Greenpeace at the British Museum on Thursday 19th May 2016.

I think you did the right thing because BP could destroy the earth even though you were being illegal by climbing up the columns. I was on a school trip on the 19th of May so we couldn't go but I think you were in the right anyway.

Yours faithfully,



Dear Greenpeace,

I am writing to you to tell you what I think about your actions on 19.5.16 at the British Museum.

I think Greenpeace were wrong because they ruined our school trip and they did something illegal. They could have just said that they did not want BP to sponsor the British Museum and could have let everyone visit the Museum that day.

Yours faithfully,


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