Students send message to Bishop at Fremantle youth parliament event

High school students at the Switched on Schools summit in Kings Square.
High school students at the Switched on Schools summit in Kings Square.

MORE than 100 high school students converged on Fremantle recently to have their say on climate change as part of a youth parliament event.

Ahead of Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop’s visit to the United Nations Climate Talks in Paris in November, students got together to discuss ways they could ask her to take a strong stance on climate change.

The event was part of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s (AYCC) Switched on Schools summit.

AYCC schools co-ordinator Tom Reddington said students were also encouraged to use social media to put across their climate change requests to Ms Bishop.

“High school students know that global warming will have a big impact on their future and want to see leaders like Julie Bishop standing up to protect their future,” he said.

“They will be going back into their schools to take action on climate change.”