Mathilda Stewart. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

School strike for climate Bendigo organisers will be striking for climate action today.

Local organiser, 15-year-old Mathilda Stewart from Bendigo South East is inviting older people to join the school strikers.

“Everyone is welcome to join us and show support for climate action,” Ms Stewart said.

The group’s aim is to show the power and strength of young people, as they fight for climate justice as part of a global community.

“We are proud to be part of a student led global moment. Our group consists of students from across Bendigo, ranging in ages from 10 to 18, from various schools,” Ms Stewart said.

We hope this movement can provide a pivotal opportunity for the school students of Bendigo to recognise and embrace the change that they can create in the world.

“One focus of our protests is the lives of children who will grow up with the consequences of climate change and global warming. We are committed to doing what we can to create a safer world for ourselves and for the future.”

The strike will be a peaceful gathering that welcomes all students, particularly younger children, and enables them to feel safe and to have their voices heard along with children all around the world.

“We will march together for a better future,” Ms Stewart said.

“We are young people from around the globe, banding together to fight for what will be our future and our lives.

“We will go down in history as the generation that, instead of waiting for people with a voice to do something, made a voice for ourselves.”

The march will start at 1.30pm today from the  Bendigo Library Gardens.