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Craigholme girls are reaching for the stars

Molly Hart (14), Ava Bryce (10), Vaidehi Shah (14), Rossie Rossi (10), Kenzie Stewart (10) and Fiona Henderson (10) meet colonel Dutton.

Molly Hart (14), Ava Bryce (10), Vaidehi Shah (14), Rossie Rossi (10), Kenzie Stewart (10) and Fiona Henderson (10) meet colonel Dutton.

 

Pupils at Craigholme were over the moon to welcome a NASA astronaut to Pollokshields last week when colonel Jim Dutton paid a surprise visit to the girls school.

Colonel Dutton piloted NASA’s STS-131 mission to the international space station in April, 2010, where the crew spent 15 days — the longest flight for the space shuttle Discovery.

He was visiting Glasgow for In Concert with the Cosmos, held at the Clyde Auditorium — at which Craigholme junior choir members were performing.

Vaidehi Shah (14) said: “Colonel Dutton’s visit inspired me to follow my dreams of becoming an astronaut and made me realise that ordinary people with ambitions can achieve great things.”

 

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