Children set to storm Truro in climate change protest

Children all over Cornwall are striking on Friday, demanding government address the climate change crisis.

It’s in international solidarity as thousands of children are skipping school to protest.

This is not the first time Cornish children have voiced their concerns for their future. 

At the beginning of the year, councillors declared a climate change emergency. They appealed to parliament to provide the resources necessary that will make sure Cornwall is carbon neutral by 2030. 

The country wide protests will see students walk out of lessons and lectures for three hours on Friday 15th March. 

Young people will meet outside the Cornwall Council office in Truro between 11am and 2pm. 

There are plans for children who can’t travel to Truro to hold their own demonstration outside their school’s main entrance.

It is the first country wide demonstration arranged as part of a national march called Youth Strike 4 Climate. It is organised by the UK Student Climate Network, a group of young people motivated by government inaction who are determined to highlight the need to address the climate change crisis. 

“Cornwall Council welcomes the passion shown by the young people and is keen to work with them to create a collective Cornish voice to lobby parliament.

“We would urge parents and carers whose children could be absent from school, to have followed the advice from their school to ensure the safety and well-being of their children is maintained during the protest.”

Cornwall Council

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