Thousands of pupils from around the world have joined a global movement to combat climate change.
The Facebook group called “We Stand Together” has more than 8,000 members in more than 150 countries and is aimed at countering climate change myths.
Its founder, Sarah Larkin, said: “It’s a huge challenge for children to understand the consequences of climate change and its effects on the planet.”
It’s been so hard for many people to do it, but now we can share and tell other people what we’re facing.
“In a video message, she explained the group had grown from just one student group to a global network that had been growing at a rapid pace.
The group has become so popular, it has its own Facebook page and has reached over 400,000 likes.”
We’re trying to get the word out about climate change in schools and communities all over our world and we hope this will help raise awareness,” Ms Larkin said.
She added: “We are working together in countries and schools across the world, and the message of our group is that we are all connected.”
The group was created after two British teachers, who are both climate change sceptics, met Ms Lacey.”
When we were in the classroom, we realised that our classrooms were filled with young people who had grown up in very different environments,” said Ms Larkson.”
One of the teachers had been a refugee in Africa and was working in the oil industry and another had worked in the mining industry and now was in a teaching position at a private school.
“All the children in the school were also refugees.”
The students from the group have been sharing their experiences and learning about climate issues on social media.
“They are doing so in a way that’s quite challenging and sometimes quite painful,” Ms Toulouse said.
“But they are also learning a lot, and I think that’s really important.”
Ms Toulouses, who is also a teacher at the same school, said many pupils had been affected by climate change, and she had also learned a lot about how schools were dealing with the issue.
“I have been told that the pupils have been very upset and that the teachers have had to deal with quite a bit of hostility,” Ms Kildare said.
“They’ve been very good with that and have shown great sensitivity and have been really supportive.”