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Students in climate charge protest

SCORES of students took to the streets of Enniskillen to protest against climate change. 
On Friday, many students gathered at The Diamond to highlight the threat they say climate change poses to humanity and the world. 
The protest was among many taking place across the world, with students and workers walking out of their daily roles for a ‘climate strike’ day. Among the protesters were students from schools in Enniskillen including Mount Lourdes Grammar School and Enniskillen Royal Grammar School. The students were also joined by trade unionists and environmental campaigns. 
When asked if the students would be sanctioned for attending the ‘strike day’, Principal of Enniskillen Royal Grammar School Elizabeth Armstrong said, “We understand the desire of our students to engage responsibly in this crucial debate. We also have a duty of care and legal responsibility to record and seek authorisation from parents/guardians for all absences from school. 
“Consequently we request that parents in this case, as in all other instances of absence from school, provide written consent for their son or daughter to be absent from class to participate in such an activity.”
 
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