OXFORDSHIRE pupils went on climate 'strike' yesterday - even when there were no lessons.

Hundreds of youngsters once against flocked to Bonn Square to make a statement about climate change.

Video: Ed Nix

It is the third 'school strike' in as many months, though turnout was lower this time as pupils took time out of their Easter holidays to attend the demonstration.

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At the first demonstration, as many as 2,000 people filled Bonn Square, before about half as many attended last month.

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Organisers estimate that about 400 people attended, as demonstrators brought placards, listened to speeches and marched around the city centre.

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One of the organisers, 17-year-old Emma 'EJ' Fawcett, said: "We shouldn't have to stand up but we do, we shouldn't have to be the adults but we are, we shouldn't have to save ourselves but we have to.

Oxford Mail:

The Abingdon and Witney college student continued: "Until the government starts implementing radical policies against climate change, we won't stop.

"There is no point in receiving an education when the boat we're on is sinking."

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The community has been split on the issue, which has already seen thousands of primary, secondary, sixth form and university students walking out of classes.

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Another strike is planned for Friday, May 24, to coincide with an international day of action.

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May's event – set for a crucial period in the academic calendar, when many pupils sit exams – is timed to join another global day of walkouts, inspired by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, who has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her continued activism.