SCHOOL pupils in Glasgow have been warned that if they join a climate change protest they will be marked as truanting.

UK Youth Strike 4 Climate has organised a UK-wide call to action involving 38 towns and cities.

This includes a demonstration outside Glasgow City Chambers from 11am on Friday.

In England, the event has been planned to coincide with half term holidays but Glasgow's pupils return to school on Thursday.

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A council spokeswoman said: “Whilst we appreciate that our young people are passionate about the environment, we would consider this as we would any other absence from school.

"If pupils leave school during the day following registration then we would consider them to be truanting if they have left without parental permission.

"We have no indication that young people in Glasgow will be participating in this event.

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"The young people will return to school on Thursday and it is our expectation that they will attend school.

"There are many other different ways for young people to express their opinions and to effect change such as the very active Ocean Defenders from Sunnyside Primary School."

A statement on the event Facebook page reads: "The world's youth are waking up.

"Millions of young people are realising it's now or never and are ready to take direct action on the climate crisis and ecological catastrophe.

"In collaboration with Youth Strike 4 Climate, we will gather for a climate strike.

"Whether you are at school, college or university, go on strike with us on Friday, February 15."

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Organisers say the demonstrations are coinciding with spring half term holidays in some regions, but schools which fall under Glasgow City Council's remit will be back on Wednesday.

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