Annual Diocese of Dunkeld Catholic Schools Conference

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Kilgraston School hosted the Annual Diocese of Dunkeld Catholic Schools Conference, of which three additional Catholic schools participated. These were St John’s High School, Dundee; St Paul’s High, Dundee and St John’s Academy, Perth.
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Over 200 pupils, a large number of teaching staff, six priests and two bishops came together as a community to discuss the fundamental issues facing young people today.  Bishop Keenan was the keynote speaker, who provided a stimulating lecture on Pope John Paul II’s ‘Theology of the Body’. Bishop Keenan posed challenging questions about the human condition and the meaning of love.

The workshops, in the second part of the day, provided the opportunity for the sixth formers to share ideas with pupils from other schools, on the themes being explored.

Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) representative, Emmet Dooley, provided meaningful reflections on the sanctity of marriage.

Upper Sixth Student from Kilgraston commented: “It was a great day and helped me to discuss some big issues with peers and students from others schools”

The day concluded with a musical performance from the pupils of St John’s High School, Perth.

All in attendance were encouraged by the inspiring conference, and the tranquil surroundings of Kilgraston Sacred Heart Chapel provided a fitting location.

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About Kilgraston School

Right from the moment that you pass under the rather grand stone archway that marks the entrance to Kilgraston, it’s clear you’ve arrived at a rather special place. Travel down the driveway, over the stream and past fields of horses until you reach our Georgian red sandstone mansion. Inside, our girls’ artwork adorns every wall, and the sounds of music rehearsals echo down each corridor. Across the front lawn – to what was once the stable building but is now our bright and cheery prep school – girls laugh, play and learn together. Only 45 minutes from Edinburgh airport yet Kilgraston is secluded and girls are free to roam around the 54 acres of pristine Scottish parkland.

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