Swiss trip for students

PUBLISHED: 20:43 14 July 2014

Churchill Academy students visited the UN building in Geneva.

Churchill Academy students visited the UN building in Geneva.

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A VISIT to the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva was one of the highlights for 17 students last week.

A five-day trip saw the teenagers in years 11-13 learn about a variety of UN functions including education, science, disease and international aid.

The pupils had the chance to quiz some UN officials on topics such as human rights.

Kevin Koh, a lawyer at the UN, said the students were a ‘bright and promising group’.

The pupils also toured the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and parts of The Alps too.

Jacqueline Davey, deputy faculty co-ordinator for business and social sciences, said: “This has been a once-in-a-lifetime trip. I believe the impact on the student’s understanding of international issues and their aspirations for the future are incalculable.”

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