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Pupils mark child soldier awareness day with visit from former refugee

PUBLISHED: 10:15 14 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:21 14 February 2019

Rai Bukulu visited pupils at Buxton Primary School to mark a child soldier awareness day. Photo: Buxton Primary School

Rai Bukulu visited pupils at Buxton Primary School to mark a child soldier awareness day. Photo: Buxton Primary School

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Pupils at a north Norfolk primary school enjoyed a visit from a former child soldier to mark an day of protest against the use of children in warfare.

Rai Bukulu visited pupils at Buxton Primary School to mark a child soldier awareness day. Photo: Buxton Primary SchoolRai Bukulu visited pupils at Buxton Primary School to mark a child soldier awareness day. Photo: Buxton Primary School

Key stage two pupils at Buxton Primary School marked Red Hand Day, on Tuesday, February 12, with a visit from the Taverham herbs and spice entrepreneur and former child soldier and refugee, Rai Bukulu.

Mr Bukulu, who runs the spice fusion business A De Piff, spent the day with the children and shared his experiences of life in refugee camps and as a child soldier.

Headteacher Imran Khan said: “Red Hand Day aims to raise awareness of how some children across world war zones are forced into the unfortunate life of a becoming a child soldier.

“Our KS2 children were lucky to have Rai join us to share his wisdom as well as his experiences of escaping from this life and becoming the success he is today.

“He is amazingly positive and an inspirational person.”

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