With her schoolbag and bicycle in tow, Greta Thunberg returns to class after a year's gap

The environmentalist took to Instagram to confirm the news.

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It wasn't clear which school Greta Thunberg was attending.
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is back to attending classes amid the coronavirus pandemic after taking a year off from school to campaign against climate change.

The 17-year-old environmentalist took to Instagram to share an image of herself wearing a schoolbag and her bicycle in tow. She said that it felt great to finally be back in school after a year gap.

In Sweden, high school-level classes are returning to classes this week. It wasn't clear which school Thunberg was attending.

The teenager shot to fame after starting her solo protests outside Sweden's parliament in Stockholm two years ago in the August of 2018. Students around the world soon began following her lead, staging regular large protests, and Thunberg was invited to speak to political and business leaders at U.N. conferences and the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.

Last week, she and other young activists held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding the climate. But the coronavirus outbreak has prevented the Fridays for Future movement that Thunberg inspired from holding its mass rallies in recent months, dampening its public profile. Thunberg was named Time magazine's youngest Person of the Year, and was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which she didn't get.

(With inputs from AP)

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