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Thousands of school students have skipped classes today to demand governments take action on climate change.

Strikes took place in 60 towns and cities across the country from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, in the face of “an alarming lack of Government leadership” on climate change.

In London, hundreds of eco-aware children, many in uniform, descended on Parliament Square for the unprecedented walk-out, which has caused a headache for teachers keen to support the cause but unable to condone authorised absenteeism.

While it would usually incur a £60 fine, parents at some schools indicated teachers will turn a blind eye.