SCORES of people of all ages came together in Bournemouth on Friday to protest against climate change.

Youngsters, teenagers and their parents met outside Bournemouth Town Hall at 11am in support of a national school protest organised by Youth4Strike inspired by Swedish climate change activist, Greta Thunberg.

In 2018, Greta decided to stop going to school on Fridays and instead stage protests outside the Swedish parliament to raise awareness of global warming.

Felicity Rice, the founder of eco-friendly bike scheme Fizz Bikes, gave a speech at the event.

Eleanor Cowley, who attended the protest, said: “We all turned up together as members of the public for a common cause because if we don’t cut our carbon emissions in 12 years there’s going to be trouble.”

She said that Poole Grammar school pupils were among those who attended along with toddlers and their mums.

More than 60 towns and cities including Brighton, Oxford, Bristol and Sheffield took part in the strike.

A report on climate change published by the UN in October, warned there were just 12 years left to avoid the worst effects of global warming.