OUTRAGEOUS PUNISHMENT GIVEN TO PUPILS ATTENDING YOUTH ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE PROTEST
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*****PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION*******
*****BANNED FROM ATTENDING THEIR END OF SCHOOL PROM************
"SCHOOL NEEDS TO RECONSIDER THEIR DECISION"
"OUTRAGEOUS PUNISHMENT ADMINISTERED BY SCHOOL TO PUPILS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE YOUTH ACTION FOR CLIMATE STRIKE"
My daughter and 2 of her friends attended the Youth Action for Climate strike in Manchester on the 24th May because they care about the future of this planet and the future of everything that depends on it. They went because they feel desperately that those in power are not doing enough and they have no other way to democratically make themselves heard, they can’t vote or join unions. Their school recorded an unauthorised absence, the pupils involved working hard continuously for 5 years, with consistently good behaviour, and despite no other schools, that we are aware of issuing the same sanction/punishment and support for the strike by the National Education Union and The National Association of Head Teachers. It is disproportionately harsh and unfair. The school refuse to reconsider their decision, the children are being made an example of and used as a deterrent against future social action by pupils.
We as parents relatives and friends feels quite strongly about the harsh punishment that has been handed out to these pupils, although we do not encourage unauthorised absences from school, we do feel that these were "exceptional circumstances"
A quote from a pupils “I have been really frustrated and really angry about the fact I don’t have a voice in politics and I don’t have a voice in the climate conversation when my politicians are pretty much refusing to do anything … So I decided to strike and … suddenly us kids are being listened to and that’s why we continue to strike and feel it’s so important.”
PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION SO THAT IT CAN BE PRESENTED TO THE RELEVANT PERSONNEL AND HOPEFULLY THESE PUPILS WILL LEAVE SCHOOL WITH HAPPY AND FOND MEMORIES.
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