Lincoln students skip school to protest climate change

Students have been bunking off school to protest against a lack of action to prevent climate change.

Pupils from Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School took to the High Street from 10.30am to 3pm on Friday, March 1 with placards.

It comes after a global strike over the climate change crisis, which saw pupils walk out of school for the same reason.

Their recycled cardboard signs said they “should be worrying about [their] GCSEs, not the planet.”

Charlotte Drakard, year 10 student and the group’s leader, told The Lincolnite: “We’re here because we feel as though more could be done about climate change.

“We’re here because we feel as though more could be done about climate change. So little is being done about it.”

The pupils had support from people walking past like John Shipton who commented that the planet is “in dire straits.”

“It just can’t survive as it is. We’re taking all of the planet’s resources and just not replenishing them.”