A group of school children who attended the climate change protest have admitted they just wanted the day off of school.
Thousands of people flooded Sydney's streets as they made their way to the Domain to take part in the demonstration calling for governments and businesses to commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
As the sea of people made their way to the event at midday on Friday, some school students on scooters could be seen heading in the opposite direction - appearing disinterested in the event.
And they were not alone. A group of 14-year-old boys straggling at the back of the crowd told Daily Mail Australia they weren't interested in the protest. They said they were just happy to be out of the class room.
One of the boys said they were going to go to Subway for lunch as they were hungry.
When asked why they came out for the event one replied: 'I just wanted the day off school'.
'A lot of our friends said they were coming so we thought we should come too.'
A young girl sits on a man's shoulders during the Sydney protest on Friday. She held a sign which read: 'There is no planet B'
Thousands of people flooded Sydney's streets as they made their way to the Domain to take part in the demonstration calling for governments and businesses to commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030
The Global Strike 4 Climate will on Friday take place in 110 towns and cities across Australia, with organisers demanding government and business commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030
'Can't eat money': Protesters take to the streets in Sydney as part of the rally which happened across the globe on Friday
Parents took their children out of school to take part in the protest. However, acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack said students should be in school as it was 'just a disruption'
However, there were hundreds of young people proving their dedication to the cause as they carried artistic placards they had made the night before, which read: 'Time is almost up' and 'There is no Planet B'.
Others could be seen scribbling their signs on old pieces of cardboard on the footpath as they waited for the event to begin.
One girl the Daily Mail Australia spoke to had taken a two hour bus from the Central Coast to make it to the event.
'I'm her because I'm afraid for my future. I don't want to have kids and them to face the same problem,' the 14-year-old said.
Another group of about 10 girls, aged 15, had taken the afternoon off of school to attend the demonstration.
Millions of people from across the globe are expected to walk out of work and school as part of 'Strike 4 Climate Action' which will be held on September 20
There were hundreds of young people proving their dedication to the cause as they carried artistic placards they had made the night before, which read: 'Time is almost up' and 'There is no Planet B'
Thousands of protesters turned out for the climate strike on Friday. This woman wore green and wrapped a vine around her neck for the cause
'Today the world stands up united' a sign colourful reads at a protest in Byron Bay. A woman in denim overalls carries a sign which read: 'There is nothing we can't do if we do it together'
They said their teachers had encouraged them to attend the event but admitted their principal wasn't as supportive.
'We had to get our parents to sign a permission slip to be able to come,' one girl said.
'We want to make a difference. It's our future. Yes, education is important but if there's no future then there's no point in getting an education.'
'This is way more important than school,' another girl said.
Daniel, 15, from Fort Street High School in Sydney said young people 'are demanding more than they're being offered'.
'Seeing how many young people are coming out, I think the current politicians we've got might not stay in power for so long anymore, with with a new voting base coming in,' he said.
Hundreds of school children left school early to take