Do not encourage pupils to join climate protests, says draft DfE strategy

Do not encourage pupils to join climate protests, says draft DfE strategy

Document says it would not be appropriate for schools to encourage children to join campaigns

Schools in England should not encourage pupils to take part in climate protests or join campaigns, according to a draft strategy paper on sustainability and climate change published by the Department for Education.

The document was published after Nadhim Zahawi, the education secretary, said students concerned by climate change should consider careers in science and technology, and warned they risked incurring fines if they skipped classes to join protests.

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