SIGNS ranging from a drawing of Santa Claus and the words 'Christmas cancelled due to melting north pole" through to 'Scomo get f….d' were held aloft as students rallied in Albury on Friday against climate change.
About 150 students and a similar number of adults gathered in QEII Square for the Border leg of the worldwide School Strike 4 Climate.
Albury High School student Cody Bain, 16, told the crowd - "This is about our survival as young adults".
A year 10 from Wangaratta's Galen College, Annabel Martinac, said she "was laughed at and told she was stupid" by classmates for attending the rally.
She urged fellow students to change the minds of those who did not care about climate change.
Primary school students also took to the microphone.
"I really love animals, especially reptiles, and if we keep continuing with climate change then all our future generations won't be able to see them," Merlin Tzaros, 10, of Wangaratta West Primary School, said.
A Scots School Albury year 4 Isaac Rutherford, 9, spoke from his heart.
"I'm scared about climate change, I'm scared for my future, so let's make a difference today and make the politicians notice," he said.
Among those watching on was Wangaratta High School year 12 Nicola Paschke holding her obscene message for Prime Minister Scott Morrison - 'Scomo get f….d'.
"Honestly I'm sick of Scott Morrison," she told The Border Mail.
"I'm sick of his attitude, his values.
"I think he's a xenophobic, homophobic, changephobic man and I think he needs to stick it."
Albury High School year 8 student Callie Gaukroger also wielded a banner aimed at MPs stating "I'll go back to school when you learn about climate change".
"I think that we know what we're doing and they should know what they're doing by not listening to us," she said.
NSW election candidates for Albury Justin Clancy (Liberal), Lauriston Muirhead (Labor) and Dean Moss (Greens) observed the rally.
Mr Clancy said it was important to hear youngsters' views and he did not object to students attending "if the school is comfortable and parents are comfortable".
Great grandmother Jan Pyers, 74, who travelled from Winton, with a sign stating 'Hear the children', spoke.
"You can't count on us, we're counting on you," she told them.
After the rally, the crowd, which included pupils from Mount Beauty and Beechworth, marched to federal MP Sussan Ley's office and clapped and chanted "climate action now".
Ms Ley was in the office, but did not emerge with no protesters going inside.