Richie McWalters is, for his age, staunchly determined to receive an education, so much so that he attended school on the last day of term instead of attending a climate strike.
His key argument was in line with what his father told him over their nightly TV dinner, that kids around the world are missing out on the most valuable day of education, that of the last day of term where there is nothing to do, as opposed to joining the cry for climate action from those who have done nothing.
Blatantly ignoring the fact that 23 -year old relief teacher Ms Nindles has literally just put on their DVD copy of Benchwarmers for him and a few other kids in other classes to watch, Richie is very proud that his extra day of attendance will help so much in a future where he will fend off the millions of impoverished, homeless refugees and weekly bushfires with his ability to know what time it is on both analogue and digital watches.
Meanwhile, Ms Nindles is actually pretty shitty that she didn’t get to go attend the strike and had to cover for the real teacher who actually did.
More to come.