Students in Russell, Whangārei and Kerikeri took to the streets on Friday as part of a global movement demanding action against climate change. Michael Cunningham and Peter de Graaf captured the sights of the School Strike 4 Climate Action.

A proud Russell School principal Melissa Jackson gives Lia Kammerer, one of the strike organisers, a hug. Photo / Peter de Graaf
A proud Russell School principal Melissa Jackson gives Lia Kammerer, one of the strike organisers, a hug. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Eight-year-old Mali Johnston from Russell School was among those calling for change. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Eight-year-old Mali Johnston from Russell School was among those calling for change. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Russell School students, from left, Marino Haunui-Tawhiao, 12, Karamea Davis, 10, and Ngakau Cooper, 12, work on their placards. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Russell School students, from left, Marino Haunui-Tawhiao, 12, Karamea Davis, 10, and Ngakau Cooper, 12, work on their placards. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Russell climate strike organisers, from left, Kira Kammerer, 12, Evie Trotter, 9, and Lia Kammerer, 12. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Russell climate strike organisers, from left, Kira Kammerer, 12, Evie Trotter, 9, and Lia Kammerer, 12. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Placards in progress at the Russell climate strike. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Placards in progress at the Russell climate strike. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Russell School pupils march through the town calling for climate action. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Russell School pupils march through the town calling for climate action. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Whangārei Girls High School students gather on the field to raise awareness of climate change. Photo/Michael Cunningham
Whangārei Girls High School students gather on the field to raise awareness of climate change. Photo/Michael Cunningham
Students from Whangārei secondary schools march through Whangārei CBD. Photo/Michael Cunningham
Students from Whangārei secondary schools march through Whangārei CBD. Photo/Michael Cunningham
Tikipunga High School protest organiser Jasmine Spraggon. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Tikipunga High School protest organiser Jasmine Spraggon. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Whangarei Girls' High School students march in protest at climate inaction. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Whangarei Girls' High School students march in protest at climate inaction. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Students line the road outside Northland MP Matt King's office during the Kerikeri climate strike. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Students line the road outside Northland MP Matt King's office during the Kerikeri climate strike. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Ten-year-olds Austin Smith, left, and Eddie Picken add a little humour to the Kerikeri protest. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Ten-year-olds Austin Smith, left, and Eddie Picken add a little humour to the Kerikeri protest. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Kerikeri climate strike organiser Dana Chandler, 11, from Purerua Peninsula. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Kerikeri climate strike organiser Dana Chandler, 11, from Purerua Peninsula. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Students line the road outside Northland MP Matt King's office during the Kerikeri climate strike. Photo / Peter de Graaf
Students line the road outside Northland MP Matt King's office during the Kerikeri climate strike. Photo / Peter de Graaf