Today I didn't go to school. Instead, I went to a protest with my friend Lily. We were outside the State Parliament. There was lots of people and it was very loud. But i had Lily and I sat on her shoulders. There were lots of signs that said things like "We Support Kids Voices For Climate Action", and "Our Future Is In Your Hands" and there was two people in a cardboard box painted like a shark.

We were all there because we think it is important to speak up for our generation and for others after us. The politicians are not making good decisions about the future, the future that we have to live in. The climate of our planet is changing, and by the time we are adults the world could be horrible to live in if we keep doing things like burning coal. So that is why we should stick up for what we believe in.

From P (aged 11).