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Pupils protest inaction on climate change

KGS pupils have joined ten of thousands of children and young people worldwide to protest inaction on climate change.

Kirkwall Grammar School pupils have joined tens of thousands of children and young people across the globe today in a strike against inaction on climate change.

Pupils from the school united in the P.E. hall during the last period of their school day to wield placards and listen to a speech from protest organiser, Rachel Evans.

The S5 pupil spoke on why she believes immediate action needs to be taken to tackle greenhouse emissions, before reciting an open letter — The Climate Crisis and a Betrayed Generation — published within The Guardian. The letter written from the perspective of young people as a collective is a plea to the world’s decision-makers to respond to the threat of climate change.

Rachel who believes this is an important issue for her generation, says, “hopefully I’ve inspired other people by doing this.”

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