Bonnevoie-Gellé public elementary school became a volunteer of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) in 2019, before becoming an official member in June 2020. It’s the first school across the capital to do so. The achievement has been celebrated on 21 October with the unveiling of a plaque in front of 120 pupils and a ceremony in presence of HRH the Grand Duchess, UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador for the past 25 years, members of the City’s College of Aldermen, Mrs Sam Tanson, Minister of Culture, Mrs. Simone Beck, President of the Luxembourgish National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, and Mrs Françoise Lentz, president of the school.
ASPnet connects more than 12,000 schools around common goals: to build peace in the minds of children and young people, and to raise their awareness of sustainable development.
By joining the network, the public elementary school located in the multicultural neighbourhood of Bonnevoie is committed to raising pupils’ awareness of the global issues that UNESCO strives to tackle and their solutions. As such, its various objectives include the appreciation of cultural diversity, the culture of peace and nonviolence, learning to live together and environmental education.
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