Following the recent elections many young people were feeling like their actions were futile as they called for climate change but the school strike 4 climate action today in Byron Bay brought back hope says organiser Mia Thom from Byron Bay High School.
‘We had between five to six hundred students who came together today and it was such an empowering experience. Today we were able to regain our power. There is still so far to go but it is more important than ever.’
There were school children from around the region including Mullumbimby High School, Cape Byron Steiner, Shearwater and Byron High.
‘There are kids who are now making docos, there was slam poetry and a year 9 student from Byron High who played – it was such a beautiful day,’ said Mia.