Steven Agnew MLA

Green Party MLAs tell schools to enable climate striking pupils

Thursday 14 March 2019

Green Party MLAs Clare Bailey and Steven Agnew have written to all post primary schools in their constituencies to encourage attendance at climate strikes.

Clare and Steven have urged head teachers to allow pupils to participate in strikes taking place across Northern Ireland tomorrow (Friday 15th March).

Steven Agnew MLA said: “Pupils have a right to take part in peaceful demonstrations and schools should be proud of engaged and concerned young people.

“The concern of climate strikers is well founded – the International Panel on Climate Change tells us that we have eleven years to prevent catastrophic climate change.

“These young people will suffer the greatest effects of climate breakdown.

“They are demanding action on climate action and we’re urging schools to support them on taking a stand.”

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