We understand that some young people attending East Lothian schools may wish to take part in this global event on Friday 15th March 2019 which includes a rally in Glasgow. We want to support our young people as global citizens to have their voice and to be able to express their views on important matters such as climate change. The safety and wellbeing of our young people is of paramount importance to us. We would therefore ask that any young person who wishes to attend this event first discusses it with their parent or carer before notifying the HT of the intention to be absent from school on this date. Given that the young person will not be on school premises at this time, and therefore not the responsibility of school staff, they will be marked as having had an unauthorised absence. Please note that an unauthorised absence will have implications for payment of the Education Maintenance Allowance for this day.