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Students Visit County Hall for UN Flag Raising

Lois Tyler and James Sanders recently visited Country Hall for the raising of the UN flag. Here Lois reports on their day:

On Thursday 24th October, myself and James Sanders accompanied Ms Thompson to the Cornwall New County Hall to take part in the annual raising of the UN flag.

The United Nation’s importance was emphasised when 16 year old Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai addressed the UN as part of her campaign to ensure free compulsory education for every child.

There were representatives from about five schools, Launceston college representatives were James Sanders; a member of the International Club, and myself; Lois Tyler, who is deputy International Leader for Causley House.

The morning started out by being greeted by Councillor Andrew Wallis who explained what was going to happen for our time at the County Hall, then all the representatives and teachers went outside to the flag poles to watch the ceremonious raising of the flag. It was really cold and wet outside, but it was cool to be a part of the event.

Once we went back inside, Mrs Elson gave us all a talk on the United Nations which was pretty interesting, we also had light refreshments and talked to the other representatives there. Afterwards, we sat in the public gallery and watched the Councillors discuss a proposed planning idea, this showed us what it was like for Councillors and All in all, I think the trip was a learning experience as I learnt about some of the jobs at the City Hall as well as the UN. I think the morning would have been better if more information was given about the UN, but other than that, it was a fun trip.