Giving Compass' Take:

· According to BBC News, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown her support for students involved in school climate strikes and protests.

· How are schools educating students about climate change and becoming more involved in climate change advocacy?

· Here's more on school climate strikes and how students are taking initiative around the world

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she supports school students' protests about climate change.

It appears to contradict some education officials, who have criticised participants for skipping school and threatened them with exclusion.

Mrs Merkel said students might be frustrated at the time taken to move away from coal-based energy but asked them to understand it was a challenge.

Across the world, some students have been leaving school to demand action.

Recently, thousands of high school students in the city of Hamburg marched against climate change, with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg - who started the series of school strikes - present.

Read the full article about school climate strikes at BBC News.