The Anglo European School celebrated UN Day by raising the UN Flag after the reading of the preamble to the UN Charter by students. This particular year celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the UN so the Sixth Form CAS Group and the Lower School UN Young generation Club organised this event to include not only the raising of the flag but the planting of an oak tree by the Headteachers, Jody Gee and David Barrs (who has just been awarded the Point of Light Award by David Cameron for his 30 years service to the UNA).
Laura Davenport U6 was part of the CAS group said “it is important as a school that we recognise we need to raise awareness of the UN values.
Julia Mullins Year 7 said “I learnt that it is important to listen to other people’s opinions to make things happen – we all need to work together to make things work”
Teddy Valentine Year 9, who established the UN Young Generation Club within the school said that “the UN engages with young people on worldwide projects. There are vast roles within the UN and I would like to sit on the Board for the Prevention of Genocide. The effects of the UN over the last 70 years has been significant in that it has prevented wars and lives have been saved. “