We, the undersigned residents of the South Lakes and beyond, offer our full support to any school pupils going on school climate strike on Friday, February 15 and/or Friday, March 15, 2019.

We entreat local head teachers not to stand in the way of pupils wishing to protest on this most important of issues.

School pupils have every right to be angry about the threat to the planet’s future and we are inspired by South Lakes school pupils’ courage in standing in solidarity with other school pupils taking action all around the world on Friday, February 15 and Friday, March 15.

As Sir David Attenborough says: “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”

Matthew Connolly, Bowston

Adam Sandell, Mansergh

Tim Maiden, Kendal

Dr Henry Adams, Kendal

Alice Hurley, Kendal

Laura Miller, Kendal

Susanne Walley, Staveley

Claire Windsor, Kendal

John Reardon, Stanwix

Hannah Maiden, Kendal

Dr Jill Clough, Selside

Mandy Barnett, Kendal

Felicity Connolly, Bowston

Geoff Moss, Kendal

Paul Metsers, Kendal

Pauline Brocklehurst, Kendal

Jamie-Leigh Currie, Dalton-in-Furness

Wendi Lethbridge, Staveley

Wendy Storer, Kendal

John Scott, Kendal

Andrew Mason, Kendal

Gillian Kelly, Ambleside

Dominique Pluskwa, Kendal

Fiona Atkinson, Kendal

Amy Robinson, Kendal

Kofi Broadhurst, Kendal

Clare McEntegart, Levens

Vanessa Moss, Kendal

Kris Williams, Staveley

Dave Plumb, Staveley

Dr Chris Taylor, Kendal

Nick Chetwood, Killington

Ian, Angie, Hazel and Deri Burrow, Crosby on Eden

Henry Goodwin, Carlisle

Katy Murray, Kendal

Lauren Wallace, Kendal

Chris Rowley, Kendal

Steve Lenartowicz, Ambleside

Lucy Nelson, Kentmere

Emily Rowe, Kendal

Rebecca Holliday, Kendal

John Nash, Kendal

Glenn Rogers, Dalton-in-Furness

Adrian Porter, Staveley

Pauline and Hugh Symonds, Sedbergh

Caroline Moir, Kendal

Anne Banks, Kendal

Dr Chris Hough, Selside

Richeldis Messam, Kendal

Madeline Robertson, Grange-over-Sands

Jon Owen, ​Kendal