PUPILS at Clyde Primary made their voices heard on climate change at a Glasgow City Council debate this afternoon.

Last month First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declared a climate emergency, leaving the primary six pupils at the school massively concerned about the issue and their local environment.

Teacher Neil Scott took to Twitter to highlight his pupils’ ideas via a thread with pictures of the children holding up their ideas on paper.

He wrote: “The children are hoping Glasgow can clean up its act, and local areas can be planned better for their health, rather than road traffic.

“They have made suggestions for solutions to some of the problems they have identified. P6 really hope that adults are now listening to their concerns about the world they are going to inherit from us.”

Mr Scott asked local councillors to have a read and pass the ideas on to other politicians and Councillor Micheal Cullen highlighted the pupils' concerns and suggestions during the full council meeting this afternoon.

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One read: “I am just a 10-year-old girl but for a moment please listen. Our eco-system is breaking slowly but surely and it’s because of single use plastic and car fumes. If we switch to re-usable cups and switch to electric cars, Scotland will be a cleaner country and a better future for us and other children.”

Councillor Michael Cullen said after the meeting: "Today I was pleased to have seconded a Glasgow City Council climate emergency motion and shared the P6 Clyde Primary concerns and aspiration. Today we passed this motion and in part we spoke collectively about our young people’s important voice within this debate."

The pupils have been campaigning throughout the school to make changes including the way people drive into the school grounds and car park and scrapping the use of single use plastic.

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, made some of the children cry when they listened to speeches of hers, during one of which she addressed world leaders at the UN climate conference.

She said: “The year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you. Maybe they will ask why you didn’t do anything while there still was time to act. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.”