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Happenings

  It is said that there are three kinds of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what's happening. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a meeting of Greypower in Cambridge where a group of senior students from Cambridge High School were to speak on a variety of topics around the theme of what concerns them as they move from school to further education and life beyond. Climate change was, of course, high on the list. I attended the meeting and, apart from the apparently mandatory overuse of the word 'like', the students were articulate, confident, and possessed of eminently sensible viewpoints. I concur with Michael Cole's assessment in his letter to the editor last week, where he wrote that these students will become "worthy citizens of our country". A couple of days later I met with two senior students from St Peter's School. This was a meeting I had requested by telephoning the school and asking