UK Students walking out of school in protest over climate change Watch

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47250004

Young people are walking out of school today to protest against Climate Change and the impact it's going to have on younger people, who want to do something about it but aren't being heard.

Are you walking out of school today? If so, comment below about what you're doing and how you're protesting and if you want to, post your photos of the day!



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Great to hear this is going well and schoolkids across the country are out on strike over it! :clap2:

We are all going to have to realise that rampant consumerism, unlimited air travel, blasting diesel exhausts out of monster SUVs and constant pressure for more and more economic growth are in fact destroying our future and the viability of the ecosphere we all depend on for life.
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How many of these children will be at Gatwick next week ready to go on their skiing holidays? :lol:
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Protest is going strong in Brighton!

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Honestly...
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Schools will come down very hard on this.

For one it’s a massive safeguarding nightmare
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A bit irrelevant imo.

Whats protests in one country that doesn't even contribute heavily to said pollution even gona do ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This ain't asda, every little helps ain't gona make a difference here...
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Schools will come down very hard on this.

For one it’s a massive safeguarding nightmare
They really aren't as far as news reports go so far - many teachers are quite supportive and rightly so.
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(Original post by Jang Gwangnam)
A bit irrelevant imo.

Whats protests in one country that doesn't even contribute heavily to said pollution even gona do ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This ain't asda, every little helps ain't gona make a difference here...
There have been parallel student and school demonstrations in dozens of countries.
https://www.theguardian.com/environm...limate-strikes
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They really aren't as far as news reports go so far - many teachers are quite supportive and rightly so.
A few militant teachers might be, the heads less so.

They need to clamp down hard on unauthorised absences
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They really aren't as far as news reports go so far - many teachers are quite supportive and rightly so.
Of course they are - they get the day off too! :lol:
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Of course they are - they get the day off too! :lol:
Given how chronically overworked most teachers now are due to huge and largely unproductive bureaucratic pressures placed on them by government, that can only be a good thing. Teaching has largely degenerated into a treadmill of tickboxing activities and heavily restricted state-controlled learning segments in most schools. A bizarre combination of New Labour and Michael Gove.
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There have been parallel student and school demonstrations in dozens of countries.
https://www.theguardian.com/environm...limate-strikes
Well that's quite swell.

I'm all up for the campaign gaining more awareness, but the real solution to the problem is finding alternative sources of energy that will workout in the long term, nuclear fusion requires more R&D time and nuclear fission results in radioactive isotopes that need to be sealed for a long time...
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Good.

Wish I had done the same over tuition fees.
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I remember when similar happened when I was in school over the Iraq war.
Really though everyone just wanted to get out of lessons and go a bit mad.
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Is the wood and card being used in the protest banners from sustainable sources? Will they be recycled? Did everyone travel by a non-polluting means of transport? :confused:
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Just a (poor) excuse to get out of lessons. Why tf are they carrying pride flags if its to help the environment? If they really cared they would stop using products that harm the environment and spend less time on their phones!
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A similar thing happened in Australia last year. At the time, the Prime Minister said something along the lines of 'the only thing they'll learn by doing this is how to be on the dole. Srsly.
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Wouldn't spending the day in the science labs been more beneficial? Demanding their schools lay on 6 hours of learning about causes and putting their minds to coming up with a solution.

You know, fix the problem instead of whinging about it?
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Like most protests it won't make a difference. The government don't care and there is no legal ways of forcing them to care.
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