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Schoolchildren strike again for action on climate change

Schoolchildren from across the region have once again demanded urgent action to tackle climate change in the second global school strike - they joined thousands of others across the world.

Crowds of students in their uniforms took part in the marches through the centre of Peebles, Keswick, Kendal, Carlisle and Cockermouth.

Schoolchildren held banners in their uniforms to protest the governments action on climate change. Credit: ITV Border

The actions of one Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, who stood outside the country's parliament in protest, has since been mirrored across the world.

Greta took part in today's events.

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The organiser of the Peebles' strike in the Scottish Borders, which took place outside of school hours, was 11-year-old Kyra Burnett-Godfree.

She said:

“I want to get the message out that climate change is really going to effect the world including us, especially flooding where we live and we need act on it because we’re running out of time.”

– Kyra Burnett-Godfree
Pupils in Peebles passionately preach their concerns. Credit: ITV Border

Organisers predicted more than one million young people were expected to join demonstrations in at least 110 countries.

It's not the first time students have walked out of school because of the growing issue. The last protest took place in March with an estimated 1.6 million students taking part from 125 countries.