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A 14-year-old New Zealander's response to her principal on climate change strikes: I'm doing it for my future

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A 14-year-old New Zealander's response to her principal on climate change strikes: I'm doing it for my future

In response to school strikes by students planned across the country, Secondary Principals Association president and Pakuranga College principal Michael Williams has said the students' impact on climate change would be "probably zero" and the students are "wasting good learning time" and will be marked as truant if they don't have their parents' permission to take the day off to strike. Pakuranga College student and 14-year-old Holly Rowsell shares the letter she sent him regarding his reaction to the climate change school strikes, and outlines why being marked as truant is wrong as her and other students aren't doing it to wag class, they're doing it to give power to the youth's voice on an issue that impacts most on them.

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