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College students and staff join in climate protest

College students and staff join in climate protest

by Henry James (September 2019)

STAFF and students from West Lancashire College joined young people from schools, colleges and universities throughout the world in a protest against climate change last week.

The Campaign against Climate Change pushes for the “urgent and radical action” it says is needed to tackle the growing climate emergency.

Students at the Skelmersdale-based college discussed the issues of climate change and the importance of having a voice in their lessons, then shared their passion about having an impact and ensuring that a “ liveable planet” is left for the future.

The Climate Strike was also backed by The University and College Union who called on the TUC to support the school student strikes.

Business lecturer, Catherine Shiel said: “Climate change is affecting us all and it’s important that we highlight this with our students, as well as expose them to the democratic process and creating internal debate on how to be a responsible citizen when diverse views are involved.”

A School Strike for Climate event will be held at Ormskirk Clock Tower between 9am and 3pm on Friday, September 27 when people from schools - and potentially others too - will be taking the day off to protest about the threat to the planet.

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