Yes, Prime Minister, I’m striking from school: consider it a climate lesson

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I am Veronica, 15 years old, from Scott Morrison’s electorate. Despite our Prime Minister’s calls for students not to strike from school on Friday, we’re choosing to no longer be powerless.

  • Veronica Hester *
  • The Age

We will be striking with thousands of other students, to show we will not stand for our government’s inaction on climate change.

Mr Morrison has condemned the strike, saying he does not support our schools being turned into parliaments. “More learning and less activism,” he said.

If he and our politicians listened to the climate science we have been taught, and took action like those of us in school, we…

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