Another BBC News story about schoolkids walking out over war. To my mind, this is just nuts. Obviously university students can do what they like (although interestingly most people in Cambridge haven’t done any walking out), and I can just about see sixth formers being of sound mind to do it. But 11-16 year olds? Come on. They’d be walking out just as quickly to support a war providing that it got them out of school.
I will admit that there will be some kids who are well informed and are doing this for the right reasons, but they’re far outweighed by those who just want a day off. Schools should instead organise some debates or discussions on the war; they don’t even have to be during class time, maybe during lunch or free periods.