Their action has put the climate crisis at the forefront of political debate across society.
They have become part of a movement of young people across the globe who are rightly demanding that their politicians urgently take the action needed to tackle the climate crisis and that our education system reflects this priority.
As a generation without a voice in elections, but one for whom the climate crisis will impact the greatest, we commend their willingness to engage in political activity and debate to ensure their voice is heard.
We support the demands of the students and will play our part in ensuring we campaign for a curriculum that reflects this priority.
Members of the NEU Executive:
Alex KennyWarren ChambersJess EdwardsColleen JohnsonTamsin HoneybourneNicky DownesSimon ClarksonHelen PorterGawain LittleJerry GlazierRobin BevanJon ReddifordDebs GwynnLouise AtkinsonChris DuttonLucy PhillpotMairead CanavanKaren WilliamsAnne SwiftNick WigmoreLouise AtkinsonSally KincaidDawn TaylorJulia NealEmma MortKatie LindenbergSimon MurchHazel Danson
NEU members, other teachers and education staff:
Suzanne Jeffery (NEU member, Chair of the Campaign against Climate Change trade union group)Phil Park, NEU memberKathleen tripp, NEU memberCalum Rennie May, NEU repPhillip Gillingham Amy Fletcher, NEU memberAmanda Bentham, NEU memberEle Lamb, ELTA NEUDavid Mason, ATL AssociateJulie Renyard, NEU memberAngela Sandles, NEU Supply Officer Liz McLean, NEU District / Branch Secretary for Denbighshire Greg Beesley, NEU memberNatasha Shears, NEU Joint District SecretaryTim Padmore, NEU memberSamantha Rogers, NEU RepMarieke Dijkstra Paul Atkin, NEU Health and Safety Adviser IslingtonJack Marsh, NEU repMs Sandra McLeod, Hackney NEU retired memberKen Muller, Islington NEU Press and Publicity OfficerPenny Foskett, NEU memberMike Govender Poppy Bienias, Sustainability and Humanities LeadTony Dowling, Membership Sec Gateshead NEUMatthew Thomas, NEU memberAudrey Glover, Joint Membership Sec. Lancaster and Morecambe NEUAllan Todd, NEU (Retired)Leo Nikolaidis, NEU South Glos Young Teachers OfficerCharlotte Owen-Caw, NEU memberPadraig de Cleir Dave Brinson, Branch Secretary, East Sussex NEUGreg Jones, NEU Retired MemberPhilip Coales, NEU Islington Young Teachers' RepLiam Ashby Ann Boater, NEU member Esther Wakelin-Stotten, NEU memberHilary Chuter, NEU committee member, Lancaster and Morecambe DistrictPippa Dowswell, President of Islington NEUNazmia Jamal, NEU memberLaura Adamson Lois Lovell, NEUMichael Wilde, Unite Community Enviro Rep (Retired NUT)Celeste Datta, NEU repRosemarie Wilson, UCU branch committee City and Islington CollegeJim McGinley, NEUJames Kerr, Lewisham NEU Young Member OfficerNaomi Hutchings, NEU member Richard Clark, NASUWTStuart Boothman, NEU MemberAlasdair Smith, NEU H&S rep Connaught School for GirlsMary Kerr, Equalities Officer, East Kent DistrictSue Ward, NEU member Jay Ginn, Unite, Croydon BranchRomayne PhoenixJohn WelshOliver Pereira, Lewisham NEU Health and Safety AdviserAndy Stone, Secretary, Wandsworth NEU (approved unanimously at district AGM)Lynne Emilivna Berezanski, Assistant Secretary Swansea NEU