In a week of global action around the world, Marden students showed their support for the climate crisis with a protest on the roadside by Tynemouth Long Sands.
The students marched from the school down to the beach during period 3, carrying banners and chanting, and they read out speeches demonstrating their commitment to take action against climate change.
They received support from passing cars and pedestrians as they played their part in the global event.
Headteacher Mr Snape commented: “As a school, we cannot encourage or condone students missing time from school. However, the issue that the students are protesting about is clearly an important one, and they are the next generation to struggle with the consequences of climate change, and so I would like us to be able to support any of them who want to get their views on this matter across, without them being absent from school.
responsible message to the wider community.”