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Girls visit UN

Girls visit UN

P1030754On Friday 21st February the Kilgraston Action Group, made up of Sophie Aird, Phoebe Choi, Ruth Faherty, Phoebe Reilly, Ola Tkacz and Anna Wylie, linked with four pupils from the John F Kennedy International School in Saanen, Switzerland to travel to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva to meet Mr Michael Møller, Director General of the UN.

The pupils presented Mr Møller with a total of 350 red handprints gathered from both schools, together with a handprint from UNICEF ambassador Sir Roger Moore, in their campaign to help stamp out the use of child soldiers throughout the world. Sir Roger Moore also presented Kilgraston with an additional hand print as a gift.

P1030736Whilst in Switzerland the Kilgraston girls gave a presentation to the John F Kennedy School pupils, staff and parents and visiting pupils and staff from a local school in Chateau d’Oex. They also joined in the John F Kennedy school’s fundraising for UNICEF by buying Red Hand Day T shirts and cakes. A total of £1825 was raised and presented to a UNICEF representative.

This is the third year the Kilgraston Action Group has supported this cause. Meeting and talking to the Director General of the UN was a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to debate the issue and actively make a difference.

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