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Edinburgh youth climate strikers allowed one school day off a year

Edinburgh youth climate strikers allowed one school day off a year
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Youth climate strikers are to be given permission to participate in protests for one approved school day consistent with year.

However, Edinburgh councillors say no punishment might be levelled at pupils or oldsters in the event that they make a choice to strike over a longer duration.

The town council’s training, kids and households committee licensed a movement by way of the SNP-Labour coalition to restrict approved absences to one day.

This was once in spite of a plea from activists to again the pupils’ motion.

It follows two emergency motions by way of Green councillors previous this year the place pupils had been allowed to wait climate emergency demonstrations with parental permission on a one-off foundation.

However, officers warned that “potential for adverse risk to children who are absent and unsupervised is high and runs counter to child protection and raising attainment.”

A file mentioned “almost all head teachers were not in support of children’s absence being authorised” by way of councillors because it had “devalued the hard work they had undertaken in working with parents who did not value good attendance at school”.

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