Harborough students take their message to council

Students from two Market Harborough schools headed into the town centre after lessons to protest for more action to combat climate change.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 9:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 9:26 am
The campaigners in the town centre. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

The students from Welland Park College and Robert Smyth Academy chose not to walk out of lessons, but instead after school ended they headed into the town centre carrying banners. The protest was part of a global day of action by young people calling for more action from governments to tackle climate change. The protesters headed to Harborough District Council’s offices where they met with council leader Neil Bannister, leader of the Lib Dem opposition Cllr Phil Knowles, and Neil O’Brien MP.

The campaigners in the town centre. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
The campaigners in the town centre. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
The campaigners in the town centre. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
The campaigners outside the council offices. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Organisers Arthur Vuister, Oscar Gibbon, Eve Townsley and Lauren Allsopp meet councillors Neil Bannister and Phil Knowles before they went into the council chambers. PHOTO BY ANDREW CARPENTER