Is this Greta Thunberg statue a good use of money?

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1st April 2021

WINCHESTER University has unveiled a statue of environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

The university has spent £23,760 on the life- sized sculpture, named Make A Difference. It was commissioned (ordered) back in 2019 and was intended to be “an inspiration for all students”.

However, the artwork has caused arguments with many saying that the money could have been spent in better ways.

The Student Union at Winchester says that the statue’s unveiling comes at a time when there have been job losses and library cuts at the university, and argues that the money could have been used for things such as mental health services instead.

What do you think?

 

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ansha007 · 6 months ago

yes, a very good idea, Greta Thunberg deserves some gratitude after helping the environment so much

ansha007 · 6 months ago

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kittymoi · 6 months ago

i like it and i don't
well greta should have a statue but also the money was wasted

dottypop1 · 6 months ago

The money could have been put to better use to help people who have suffered during the pandemic.

lemonrey · 6 months ago

l think that they should have spent all that money on it because Greta Thunberg is a great and inspiring girl who caught the attention of many people.

ellabeegee · 6 months ago

I think that it may be because people could become more inspired to make a difference but I mostly don’t think so because the world has so many other things like the the pandemic to focus the money towards

fn_reader · 6 months ago

That’s a yearly salary for some people so they should have spent it on their own students and teachers who needed it instead of some statue

fn_reader · 6 months ago

That’s a yearly salary for some people so they should have spent it on their own students and teachers who needed it instead of a statue

fn_reader · 6 months ago

Sorry my internet was bad so I accidentally posted the message twice

scarlet10 · 6 months ago

to much money for a statue but I like greta and she deserves a statue so get rid of the old ones

scarlet10 · 6 months ago

I mean the old statues

porkman13 · 6 months ago

no

charlieee7 · 6 months ago

I think it is a waste of money because I agree that this money could have been spent in a better way. To inspire people in a more effective way, Winchester University could have funded projects or put this money into educating and involving people by doing fun activities, instead of spending a ludicrous amount on one statue. If they particularly wanted to help the environment, like what Greta Thunberg wants, they could have given this money to charity or spent it on beach cleans and conservation of our environment. I definitely think it was a waste of Monday and this money could have been utilised a lot more effectively.

charlieee7 · 6 months ago

*waste of money, not Monday.

ivansp2011 · 6 months ago

I do not think so

nim-pom · 6 months ago

I believe this was a LOT of money to be spent on a statue! The money could definitely have been spent on something else. If the statue was meant to inspire students to take part in the fight against Climate Change, then the money could have gone to charities that support this.

brienreg · 6 months ago

I think that the statue of Greta was a good idea. Maybe they shouldn't have used so much money but actually she is a very inspiring person and deserves the statue. I think it's understandable that the people thought it wasn't okay because they used LOTS of money.

historygal · 6 months ago

They could have spent it on helping the climate or training people to do so

weirdcat · 6 months ago

Yes!

ora · 6 months ago

I think that it is a good thing, but also bad use of money. The good use is that it might help people believe that they can make a difference to the environment, but it is a bad use of money because they could have spent it on the actual environment.

toodles · 6 months ago

Yes because if it is meant for inspiring students then mabye the world will be made a better place.

madalien · 6 months ago

NO

tjsherwin · 6 months ago

No

sushirat1 · 6 months ago

I think it is not a waste of money because hopefully this will make people look at it and realise this big climate issue and try to do more about it.

frapea · 6 months ago

They should have asked a local business to sponsor it instead rather than use university funds

freya2909 · 6 months ago

Yes because Greta is so important she deserves that

applepear · 6 months ago

First To Comment :) I think it was a bad decision as the money could be spent on mental health support and more.

weirdcat · 6 months ago

#first to comment

katkid10 · 6 months ago

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She's a role model and people should definitely have a statue of her to remind them to take care of the environment.

ansha007 · 6 months ago

EVERYONE!, there is a new poll don't forget to take part in that as well!

politics21 · 6 months ago

This money is wasted. £23,760 could go to so many better things. This statue is just useless.

flipflop10 · 6 months ago

I think it is a good idea because everything that Greta has done for us and how she has changed lots of people’s opinions on the environment and to keep our planet healthy🙂

jedorjok21 · 6 months ago

I think the money was a total waste. I mean, she deserves gratitude but the money could have been used in much better ways than a statue

cat55 · 6 months ago

Yes I think so! Greta Thunberg is a very important person and because she his helping the environment a statue is a very good idea.

weirdcat · 6 months ago

Wait.....i was the first to comment......that was like a week ago! I think there's a glitch.

weirdcat · 6 months ago

I posted the very day they released the poll!

cat55 · 6 months ago

Our future depends on us.

Greta Thunberg knows that and is making it change!

kelly · 6 months ago

A total waste of money, don't celebrate how people are helping the environment! ACTUALLY HELP THE ENVIRONMENT INSTEAD

ivansp2011 · 6 months ago

I agree with Kelly

ivansp2011 · 6 months ago

Like, if you wasted that more money of a statue, it doesnt really turn climate change down does it? Use it not only on climate change but maybe people. Literally, if you did not use the money for the statue people could have homes or even SURVIVE!

farashka · 6 months ago

no i think it is a complete waste of money just for a statue but it is my opinion people who think it is a good waste of money that is your opinion :)

pointpedro · 5 months ago

It could have been used to helps the kids education all that money spent for a simple statue I mean some students may be poverty stricken. It is bad in my view but I like Greta Thunberg statue because it inspires me so not sure

dogsaver · 5 months ago

I think they could of done a smaller statue of Greta as I know that she is an inspiration to all of us, but I'm sure she would not of liked people to lose their job for a statue of her.

owlgebra · 5 months ago

Well, Greta Thunberg would probably just want the money that was wasted on that to just go to the environment, and actually once Greta has achieved and accomplished what she set out to do, the statue would be even greater.

spiderguy · 5 months ago

Yes, definitely, due to all her help for the environment

trixx · 5 months ago

No right now many units are suffering from loss of money they could have spent it on educational resources or school trips

krixkrax8 · 5 months ago

yes she has a workt so much on saving the world so she should get a statue

panda89 · 5 months ago

The statue is very inspiring but at a time at global poverty i feel like the money could of been used for a much better cause

panda89 · 5 months ago

i agree with Charlieee7

samihana · 5 months ago

I think she should be thanked but not using so much money

ccusk · 5 months ago

of course!! she is an inspiration!

empeg123 · 5 months ago

I think it is very good of them to do it, Greta is an amazing person.

sherni · 5 months ago

Well, Greta is amazing but the money used on the statue can be used for other beneficial things. I think we should just paint her portrait and use rest of money on other things.

pinkyfox · 5 months ago

YES ITS A VERY GOOD USE

milkpuddin · 5 months ago

Although the money could have been spent in better ways, the statue would raise awareness

minja8 · 5 months ago

Greta is important so it's good but the money can be put to better use than a statue

abhi01 · 5 months ago

No because with that money you could by so much. That could be someone salary of 6 months but it has been wasted on a statue. Also, they could give the kids studying at Winchester university more resources for education or recruit more staff to help the kids.

d-rabbit · 5 months ago

I think it is good to spend money on our climate- change hero so you can never forget her.

cheetah221 · 5 months ago

It is a waste because Greta is anyways on Earth and alive

izzylottie · 5 months ago

Could have been used in a different way.

squish123 · 4 months ago

Good idea, spent too much

l1lysg · 4 months ago

It's a good idea becaus eshe inspires us to look after our planet and our future

mcgeorge1 · 4 months ago

I think the statue was a brilliant idea but was far to costly as all the money could easily have been donated to the NHS

mcgeorge1 · 4 months ago

if i were to make a statue of greta i would look for a slightly cheaper option

piggy9876 · 4 months ago

I think Greta Thunberg deserves some attention for all he hard work. She is a icon to so many people. They can always get more money, but Greta doesn't get a lot of gratitude. Mabey they could of spent a little less money though.

freya2909 · 4 months ago

Totally she is a great role model for children

cheetah221 · 4 months ago

Instead of making a statue, they could have given all the money to Greta instead, and it is not like she's dead.

aviagarwal · 4 months ago

yes, a very good idea, Greta Thunberg deserves some gratitude after helping the environment so much
Yes because if it is meant for inspiring students then mabye the world will be made a better place.
I think Greta Thunberg deserves some attention for all he hard work. She is a icon to so many people. They can always get more money, but Greta doesn't get a lot of gratitude. Mabey they could of spent a little less money though.

aviagarwal · 4 months ago

yes, a very good idea

poodles · 4 months ago

YES! She deserves after all that shes done. However the occasional smile might be a good idea Greta!!!

speedyng · 4 months ago

i like it but also dont, I get that Greta deserves recognition afrer her work yet however, building a statue might not have been the best solution. i guess, the real question is that, does Greta want this recognition, or not?

humbugs · 4 months ago

No. I think it could've gone to a better cause like saving ocean life and just life on earth in general 🐶🐱🐭🐹🐰🦊🐻🐼🐨🐯🦁🐮🐷🐵🐔🐧🐦🐤🐥🦆🦅🦉🦇🐺🐗🐴🦄🐝🐛🦋🐌🐞🐜🕷🐢🐍🦎🦂🦀🦑🐙🦐🐠🐟🐡🐬🦈🐳🐋🐊🐆🐅🐃🐂🐄🦌🐪🐫🐘🦏🦍🐎🐖🐐🐏🐑🐕🐩🐈🐓🦃🕊🐇🐁🐀🐿🌱🌳🌸🌹🌎🌍🌏

humbugs · 4 months ago

They could use the money for an eco friendly energy source 🔋+🌳+🌎🌍🌏=💚💙

mwhitty · 3 months ago

She deserves to have her statue but I agree with kittymoi as well

eadie123 · 3 months ago

NO I do not like it at all waste of money

toffeefa · 2 months ago

Greta Thunberg is inspiring, but I also think that the money could have been used for a better cause...

toffeefa · 2 months ago

creepy

odinseye · 1 month ago

Yes