On Wednesday, March 14, students from The Berkeley School joined the National School Walkout to honor the Parkland school shooting victims and demonstrate that high schoolers aren’t the only ones speaking up and taking action for school safety.

Students (3rd-8th grade) observed 17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 victims of the Marjorie Stonemen Douglas High School shooting exactly one month ago before participating in the nationwide walkout at 10:00a.

In conversations with their teachers, students from The Berkeley School expressed a desire to show solidarity with the #NationalSchoolWalkout campaign and represent TBS as a part of this important movement. 8th grader Leeam Levy: “We are hoping to communicate our sorrow and disappointment that something like this could happen in school, a place where children should feel safe. The purpose of the walkout is to honor the victims, and show that young people can have a voice in their community.”