Frome students and teachers gave up a day of half-term to travel to London to demand that The Department of Education prioritise the ecological and climate crisis in schools.
School Strike For Climate NZ organisers say hundreds of students from across the country will join other young people around the world in striking from school to send a strong message to older generations that inaction on climate change will no longer be tolerated.
She's a Sydney teenager and part of the committee of climate strikers organising the Sydney leg of the school strike on Friday.
At some schools, students have already asked permission to attend, rather than wagging school to go. Friday will be a normal day for students who remain.
Marlow Baines, one of the event's organizers, said students from at least seven Front Range high schools, as well as many at the University of Colorado Boulder, will walk out of classes at noon Friday.
Parents who allow children not in the group to attend have to tell the school and be responsible for their supervision.
The rally, following on from the first held in November, is calling on politicians to take urgent action on climate change and Adani's Queensland coal mine.
"If students choose to go and do not have parental consent, they will be deemed to be truant and dealt with in the normal way".
"I am very conflicted about [the strike] because any time you're missing school you are missing important content", she said.
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"The schools aren't allowed to promote students leaving the school, so we've been handing out flyers".
They reminded that there is indisputable scientific evidence of climate change and human contribution to it, and drew attention to the need for immediate and determined action to mitigate its effects on the environment and humanity.
Principals of local schools are prepared to answer questions about this action.
"However, some parents may decide to take them along and that will be up to them".
Misky Noor, another BHS junior, expressed her disapproval of current politics surrounding climate change.
Below, Alexia tells Women's Agenda why she made a decision to get so heavily involved in the climate strike, her part in the initiative Climate Leaders and why she can't sit at school anymore and do nothing.
Queen Elizabeth College principal Chris Moller said he had received correspondence about the protest, but no students had approached him about going.
One of anthropologist Margaret Mead's most famous quotes instructs us: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it's the only thing that ever has".