Student strikes have been taking place across the country over the last few weeks, demanding that governments take action on climate change in a movement called Youth Strike 4 Climate.

Cornwall is no exception, with many schools and colleges in Truro doing their part in protecting the environment.

Youth Strike 4 Climate is an international movement which started in Sweden in August 2018 following climate activist Greta Thunberg, who was in 9th grade at the time, refusing to attend school until the 2018 Swedish general election on account of heat waves and wildfires in the country.

Inspired by Thunberg, strikes started to be organised around the world. In November 2018, thousands of students in Australia began to strike on Fridays, and following the COP24 Climate Change Conference in Poland, the movement went global, with strikes in over 270 cities in countries including Australia, Belgium, Germany, and the UK.

But what do those attending the strikes think about the movement and what it stands for, and how do they feel about missing out on a day of education? Take a look at the video below as Nick Bray and Ollie Ashmore head to Truro to investigate.