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Why I'm encouraging my daughter to wag school

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I’m encouraging my nine-year-old daughter to wag school this coming Friday.

It’s not that I don’t value her education. I absolutely do. It’s just that on Friday 15 March I think she’s likely to learn more outside the classroom than in it.

A woman shows her green painted hands during a protest on the global day of actions against climate change. This week students in 50 countries will leave the classroom to protest climate change.Credit:AFP

She’ll be joining students in over 50 countries, and 40 separate locations around Australia, for the School Strike 4 Climate rally.

Some might say that nine is too young for a child to be involved in politics. In an ideal world, they may well be right.

But we don’t live in an ideal world.

My daughter sweated through the hottest summer on record just like the rest of us and heard about the catastrophic bushfires and floods. She’s old enough to understand the news that tells her the climate is change at unprecedented........

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