“In our schools, all children and young people are encouraged to be curious, discerning, enquiring and to develop and express their views in many contexts on a range of subjects. Climate change is one example of a subject that is investigated, considered and debated across Perth & Kinross Council school. We welcome and encourage young people to take a pro-active interest in matters that will affect their lives and those of others.
Alongside this, our attendance procedures and principles for children and young people apply at all times during term time, and this includes parental responsibilities. Any decisions about taking time out of school for specific events are a matter for parents and carers. The Council respects these decisions and will continue to respect them, including for the Schools Strike 4 Climate proposal.”