Global Climate Strike: 16 photos from student march to Chorley Town Hall

Pupils at a Chorley high school met with Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP after they marched on the town hall to declare a ‘climate emergency’.

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 2:15 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd September 2019, 3:15 pm
Owen and Dylan Fairchild

Parklands High School pupils marched on Friday (September 20) as part of global ‘School Strike for Climate’ protests around the world – inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. The youngsters walked from the Chorley school in Southport Road to Chorley Town Hall – the home of Chorley Council – to show leaders that they feel something needs to be done. Sir Lindsay said: "Friday’s day of action was a global event and I think it was right that our local schools chose to involve the young people of Chorley. They expressed their thoughts and informed concerns over the future of their planet – the reality is that if we can take action, then we should."

Owen and Dylan Fairchild
Protesters at St Thomas's Square
Protesters at St Thomas's Square
Imogen Sharples and Finley Butcher
Pupils make their feelings known
Students made signs to use in the protest
The crowd on St Thomas's Square
One student brought drums to use as part of chants
Chorley Coun Mark Clifford and Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP lead pupils inside the town hall
Pupils march into the town hall
'There is no planet B'
'We speak for our planet'
Chorley Coun Mark Clifford and Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP speak to pupils inside Chorley Town Hall
Pupils listen to Sir Lindsay and Coun Clifford
The march attracted residents as well as students
There was also protests in Preston and Lancaster