School pupils to hold climate change strikes in Barnstaple and Bideford

Young people gathered on Bideford Quay as part of the Youth Strike 4 Climate event in February this

Young people gathered on Bideford Quay as part of the Youth Strike 4 Climate event in February this year. Picture: Matt Smart - Credit: Matt Smart

School pupils in Barnstaple and Bideford will be striking against climate change on Friday, May 24, and are urging people to join them.

Barnstaple students Harvey Hennessy, 15, and Molly Elliott, 15, have organised the Barnstaple Climate Strike with help and support from Extinction Rebellion North Devon and Plastic Free North Devon.

They are urging other young people to join them at 11am outside North Devon Leisure Centre for speeches.

They will then set off through Barnstaple at 11.30am.

A secomd strike is also taking place in Bideford, meeting outside of Riverbank House at 11am.


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Harvey said: "North Devon is part of the Biosphere and is an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and should be setting an inspirational example to others and should be leading the way."

You can also follow @fridaysforfuture.barnstaple on Instagram and Fridays For Future Barnstaple on Facebook.

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