YOUNG people are set to hold a second climate strike at New County Hall in Truro on Friday.

The movement, which has taken hold worldwide, has seen children walk out of school lessons to campaign for more action on climate change.

The first strike in Cornwall took place at the same location last month.

Cornwall Council has issued a statement ahead of the planned action.

It said: "A number of young people are expected to gather at New County Hall in Truro tomorrow (Friday) calling for more action on climate change.

"Cornwall Council welcomes the passion shown by the young people and is keen to work with them to create a collective Cornish voice to lobby parliament.

"In January councillors declared a climate change emergency, calling on Westminster to provide the powers and resources necessary to achieve the target for Cornwall to become carbon neutral by 2030.

"We would urge parents and carers whose children could be absent from school, to have followed the advice from their school to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children is maintained during the protest."

Thousands of children all over the country took part in the protests last month calling on those in power to do more to tackle climate change.

Among them were children across Cornwall who walked out of lessons to take part in the action. Some of them went to Cornwall Council’s main offices in Truro, carrying placards and banners and chanting slogans.

Teenager Greta Thunberg started the first climate strike in Sweden last year.