TENS of thousands of school children, in more than 60 towns and cities across the UK, went on strike on Friday in protest at the lack of political action to address climate change.

Pupils taking part in the School Strike 4 Climate congregated at local city halls; thousands descended on Westminster, bringing the roads around Whitehall to a standstill. Holding placards bearing slogans including “Why learn facts when politicians won’t listen to them?”, the teenagers exchanged high-fives with one stranded white-van driver, while other drivers beeped their horns in support. Read more.