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Campaigning students join climate change protest

September 23rd, 2019

Students at Monmouth School for Girls protested as part of ‘climate strike’ day.

Armed with placards, the young activists made their views known in the grounds of the school on Friday 20th September.

Hundreds of pupils in Wales left school to take part in the global climate strike day wanting an end to fossil fuels and climate justice.

Wales has declared a climate emergency and set ambitious low emissions targets but pupils are demanding more action.

The impact of climate change is already evident in Wales with 23% of our coastline being eroded because of rising sea water as well as the risk of losing one in 14 of our wildlife species.

A group of Year 8 pupils, inspired by activist Greta Thunberg, have formed the SCC Council (Stop Climate Change Council).

Ahead of her address to the UN this week, Ms Thunberg told politicians in the USA that they must do more to combat climate change.

Pupils Scarlet and Anna said: “Greta Thunberg is a huge inspiration to us as she is the voice for stopping climate change.

“She really shows that everyone has a voice and even though she is only 16, she has made an impression on so many people.

“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem, it’s happening here and it’s happening now.

“We have one planet, one chance. We need to stop global warming.”

Sixteen-year-old, Greta sparked the movement with a protest outside the Swedish parliament in August last year.

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