"On Friday is expected to thousands of high school students in Lund to skolstrejka for the climate. But after the school administration on the Spykens high school threatened with the suspension of a student – knows the students themselves frightened. "
"– They express a desire that we should involve ourselves, but when we do it, it becomes suddenly inconvenient for them, " says Signe Erlandsson, student at the school and representative for the student council. "
"During the Friday 15 march is expected of students the world over skolstrejka for the climate. The strike is inspired by Greta Thunberg ”FridaysforFuture”demonstrations, and some who want to be on the initiative of the students on the Spykens upper secondary school in Lund, which Kvällsposten attention. "
"But after the school administration sent out a notice that the strike will lead to ”invalid absence” and possibly ”suspended student” feel several students prevented to participate. "
" I feel cheated. I can understand that you may void the absence but to threaten like this feels like hypocrisy when you are a school profile on climate issues, " says Magnus Bjerg Sturm, 17, a student at the school to Aftonbladet. "
"”Many become discouraged”"
"Magnus tells us that Spykens gymnasium is characterized by environmentally conscious students and teachers, and several teachers have been positive over the strike. "
"So when the message about ”Important information for the klimatstrejk 15 march” was sent out, he was shocked and disappointed. "
"– the Reason you go to school is to become an educated citizen and I think that can be it through activism. It is not like you do not learn something of a sittstrejk. I am only 17 years old, I can't vote. To skolstrejka is one of the resources I can get to, " he says. "
"He says that the more he talked to who planned to attend the 15 march now hesitating. For him it is not the message itself that is the problem, but the tone of it. "
"– It could have been worded in a different way, they could have said that they think it is fun that we are engaged – but that, unfortunately, it will lead to certain consequences. Many will be put off by a message like this, " he says. "
"Someone who also reacted on the school management point of view the behaviour is the student Signe Erlandsson, 18, who also sits in the school's student council. "
"after all, It's not like we have students from now on will sittstrejka every Friday, but it is only during this day-ordinated internationally," she says to Aftonbladet. "
"She says that she understands that the school administration can't ask the students to ignore their lessons, but that somewhere will have to pick a side in the issue. She feels also that the way in which the management expresses itself on providing a semblance of ”double standards”. "
"– The start of the message, where they express a desire that we should involve ourselves, but when we do it, it becomes suddenly inconvenient for them. "
"the Principal: Is no strike if they get free."
"Petra Karlsson is a principal at Spykens high school. She says that she understands the students ' situation but believe that strikes are used to draw attention to an issue by breaking the rules – and that it is a choice you as an individual choose to take for the question's sake. "
"– In the word itself, is the importance of breaking something. If we say that they get time off to go and strike, then there is no strike anymore? It is in the nature of things that an individual participates in an action despite the fact that it costs the individual something, " says Karlsson to the newspaper Aftonbladet. "
"Karlsson says that the president must have a special tone and that she did not mean to sound threatening. But she believes that it would not go to choose side in this matter without depriving the students of the meaning of a strike. "
" I know that we have dedicated and amazing students and that they will make wise choices. Then I think it is fine that they want our support. "
"Both Magnus and Signe will participate in Friday's klimatstrejk, despite management's prank. "
"– Environmental issues are acute. You should not need to skolstrejka for adults to get up the eyes for it, " says Magnus. "