YOUNG people are being encouraged to show their support for the environment with the next international schools strike.

The strike is due to take place this Friday (12 April), during the Easter break, near the Dino Islands Crazy Golf course on Culver Parade in Sandown.

Extinction Rebellion Isle of Wight have asked children to bring placards highlight the environmental dangers the world is facing.

There will be a loud speaker, and any children wishing to give a speech may do so.

Ian Boyd from Art Ecology and Garry Oates from Blue Seas Protection will join the group. Art Ecology will be hosting a marine pop-up natural history museum, and Blue Seas Protection will have information about endangered marine life.

A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion said: "We are organising art activities, playing games, learning drum rhythms and making Extinction Rebellion egg timers to symbolise that time to act on climate emergency is now, and that time is fast running out.

"Letters and the poster have been emailed to all schools on the Island already so that they can let families know about this event.

"We look forward to meeting families on the day and to raise awareness on what can be done to help marine life that needs protecting."