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15th February 2019

Ellie took part in the first UK school strike for climate, in February held in Taunton. She along with a small group of around 40 were marching for climate justice. They gathered as a group and began chants, initially led by Ellie shouting "What do we want? System change. When do we want it? Now!". It was empowering! The group were met with much encouragement as cars driving past were sounding their horns in support and pedestrians were applauding them. The local politicians realised that the issue must be addressed if students are missing school to protest.  As a result Taunton Deane declared a climate emergency!

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