Kings of Leon: Use SomebodyiTunes

Thomas Hardye students leave lessons in climate change protest

Photo of students outside Thomas Hardye school

Published at 7:49am 15th March 2019. (Updated at 5:23pm 15th March 2019)

Students from the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester are going on strike today.

  • The strike took place at 12pm today, during lesson time.
  • Sixth Form Students say the government isn't acting on climate change.
  • Even with A-Level's around the corner, some of them believe the environment is more important.

A group of sixth formers put down their pencils and walked out of lessons to protest against what they are calling 'government inaction towards climate change.'

Student's were heard chanting "System change, not climate change" outside the gates of the school.

The protest is being led by students Joe Morgan, Molly Gardiner, William Simmons, Becky Rowe and Dilys Goodridge.

The students claim 200 species go extinct every day and temperatures are set to rise by 3 degrees, far higher than the target set out by the Paris conference in 2015. 

 Joe Morgan helped organise the protest. He had this to say:

Exams round the corner

Students say they're aware leaving their lessons places their teachers under more pressure, especially with A-levels fast approaching.

But, Headteacher Mike Foley spoke in support of the protest. 

"I think they are a credit to the school.

"I have agreed with them that out of this must come real action.

"They've already done pledges about what they're going to do. We talked in the summer about having a day of speakers and action... I'm really just proud of the way they've conducted themselves and the way they've behaved."

Dilys Goodridge helped organise the protest. She says the environment is more important than lessons.



Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Wessex FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Wessex FM

dorset business directory

West Dorset Living Apr 19
Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Wessex fm Disco, Quiz & Race Nights!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county



Find out how to grow your business with us

island community action

Trending in Dorset

Murder investigation launched

It's after an incident in Sherborne.

Drugs seized in Bridport

One man's been arrested.

Worried about Prostate Cancer?

Sign up for a FREE PSA test in Weymouth.

Pledge to make Bridport 'Carbon Neutral'

And the town council wants to do it by 2030.

34 arrested in county lines crackdown

The arrests were made in just one week.

More news...