As parents will already know, climate activist Greta Thunberg is scheduled to attend the Climate Youth Strike Protest in Bristol this Friday. It is anticipated that high numbers of people (currently expected to be at least 15,000) are expected at this event which will also cause significant disruption in the city centre.
The police and other emergency services and trying to engage with the protest organisers to ensure the safety of people attending.
We advise parents to think very carefully before deciding to take their children to this protest, particularly if children wish to attend unaccompanied. It would be ill advised for anyone who struggles with large crowds or needs urgent access to toilet facilities to attend.
Please note that neither us, the council or the police are responsible for children who attend this protest. Children not at school will be the responsibility of their parents, carers or the responsible adults who sign them out of school. Any absences on this day for this reason will be classed as unauthorised.