Not a regular field trip: Maayan, a 10-year old fourth grader from Sderot elementary school Alon Madaim, made a chilly track to Jerusalem Thursday. She and other Sderot students, in conjunction with the town’s parents’ committee, held their classes in a protest tent perched outside the Knesset building in the capital in order to demonstrate against the government's treatment of the rocket-battered town. “Sderot is not just a little town somewhere in Israel,” said Maayan, “lots of kids were born here and can’t just leave their home.” Qassam victim regains consciousness. Video: Infolive.tv As part of this planned protest, three classes from Sdeort will make the trek to Jerusalem every single day. Thursday it was the turn of the fourth through sixth grades at Alon Madaim Elementary School. Their protest tent featured broken Qassam rocket remnants as well as speakers hooked up the ‘Color Red’ alert system. Volunteers from the One Heart Organization held civics and theatre workshops for the visiting students. Benny Markowitz, the school’s parents’ association chairman, said that today’s protest was just the beginning, and that an additional 1,000 students will ascend on the capital Sunday. “We came here to do what we could not do up until now,” said Markowitz. “We came here so that government ministers can look these children in the eye and finally remove them from the front lines. We are not the army. We came here looking for a solution that will allow us to sleep at night. We are tired of these incessant attacks.” Markowitz reported that the students attended a civics workshop in Jerusalem, which taught them about their fundamental right to safety and security. “They have a day of relative calm up here,” he said, “although the day began with a ‘Color Red’ alert and we had to get off the buses and run. Seeing the fear in these children’s eyes is heart wrenching.” 'Impossible situation' Morel Daddon made the trip to Jerusalem on her 11th birthday, accompanied by her mother Dorit. Morel told Ynet that she was happy to leave the hectic daily routine of Sdeort behind. “We came to have fun, to leave the day-to-day routine behind,” said Morel. “It is hard to learn anything in Sderot, as we have ‘Codlor Red’ alerts in the middle of tests and classes. I can’t even go to a friend’s house unless my mother drives me, and it’s hard to live that way. Sometimes the alert system even goes off when I am in the shower.” Morel’s mother, Dorit said that she has “four children between the ages of 3-17, and it is very hard for all of us. We have to drive them around all day because of the attacks, and have to put our lives on hold so that they can have a normal childhood. It is an impossible situation.” Making an emotional plea, Dorit asked the government to “please find a solution that will allow us to live in peace and quiet,” and to help Sderot’s residents fortify their homes. “It is an impossible situation not to feel safe in you own home,” she noted.