Have your say: Why I’m taking part in the school strike for climate action

Thousands of students set to take part in Friday’s day of protest

Students Mira Henchi, Theo Cullen-Mouze, Saoi O’Connor, Yasmine Ryan, Emma Kerr, Dan Hatter, Eva Kane, Cian Farrell, Tudor Cucu, Tara O’Neill and Beth Doherty pictured at Leinster House recently after outlining their demands for climate action. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Students Mira Henchi, Theo Cullen-Mouze, Saoi O’Connor, Yasmine Ryan, Emma Kerr, Dan Hatter, Eva Kane, Cian Farrell, Tudor Cucu, Tara O’Neill and Beth Doherty pictured at Leinster House recently after outlining their demands for climate action. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

 

Thousands of students are set to take part in school strikes for action on climate change on Friday.

The protests will coincide with a global protest in more than 100 countries, prompted by the school strike by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg.

In Ireland, demonstrations are set to take place in dozens of locations such as local authority offices or outside school gates, with the biggest protest set to take place outside Leinster House at lunchtime.

Have your say: Are you taking part in the school strike for climate action?

We want to hear from students first-hand about why you’re protesting on Friday? What action are you taking? What steps do you want our policy-makers to take? And are you planning to keep protesting on a regular basis?

Join the debate and we’ll publish your responses over the coming days.

Also, check out our essential guide to climate change and find out more about Friday’s day of action here.

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