Schoolgirl fails maths exam on purpose to attend a climate change protest

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Schoolgirl fails crucial maths exam on purpose so she can attend climate change rally - as other students are offered full marks just for taking SELFIES at the protests Perth schoolgirl said she will fail maths exams to attend climate change protests  Siobhan Sutton, 15, said the school would mark her absence as 'unauthorised'   

By Brett Lackey For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:07 BST, 20 September 2019 | Updated: 04:16 BST, 20 September 2019

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An academically gifted schoolgirl from Perth will deliberately miss a crucial maths exam so that she can attend climate change protests on Friday. 

Siobhan Sutton will miss her exam - worth 25 per cent of her final grade - to join hundreds of other students across the country in the School Strike for Climate. 

She has the support of her mother, however, she claims the selective Perth Modern School she attends will not allow her to reschedule the test. 

The 15-year-old student says she will receive zero for the exam because her absence will be marked as 'unauthorised'. 

Meanwhile, students at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have reportedly been told they will be given full marks on an assessment if they take a selfie at one of the protests. 

An academically gifted schoolgirl from Perth will deliberately miss a crucial maths exam so that she can attend climate change protests on Friday (pictured are protesters in The Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Sydney)

An academically gifted schoolgirl from Perth will deliberately miss a crucial maths exam so that she can attend climate change protests on Friday (pictured are protesters in The Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Sydney) 

Protesters with placards participate in The Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Sydney, Friday, September 20, 2019

Protesters with placards participate in The Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Sydney, Friday, September 20, 2019 

A representative from WA Education Department said he does not expect schools to make arrangements for students to resit exams (pictured are protesters flood the Domain in Sydney on Friday September 20 to protest climate change)

A representative from WA Education Department said he does not expect schools to make arrangements for students to resit exams (pictured are protesters flood the Domain in Sydney on Friday September 20 to protest climate change) 

Protesters in Armidale, NSW on Friday

Protesters in Armidale, NSW on Friday 

'I have basically been told that because it is not a valid reason to

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