Swedish school under fire for forcing kids to take part in climate strike

A school in japanese Sweden, maybe hoping to create the subsequent Greta Thunberg, has come in for heavy criticism after saying that its college students should take part in a climate change protest throughout school hours.

Västangård school in Umeå, Sweden, notified mother and father and guardians that participation in final Friday’s climate strike was necessary.

According to local media, some school principals in Sweden have given approval for college students to step out and attend the climate strike, as soon as their permission was sought. However, the school in Umeå mentioned that its college students should take part in the motion, no matter in the event that they’d requested to or not. 

The resolution has been criticised by Swedes on Twitter as undemocratic and authoritarian for forcing kids to take part in a motion even in the event that they don’t want to. Local councillor Anders Ågren mentioned in a tweet that oldsters had been instructed that the school had made the choice on the request of Thunberg. 

The teenager, who has herself been ‘on strike’ from school each Friday for a 12 months, known as on younger folks around the globe to skip school for international protests in September to urge leaders to take motion on climate change.

Climate strike participation by pupils is reportedly not supported by the educating unions in Sweden, who say the important thing to tackling the climate subject is schooling.